Lion's Cub Caught
Khudiram started running immediately after throwing the bomb. He ran throughout the night,
along the railway line,without stopping. He stopped only in the morning. By then he
had run about 25 miles. He reached a place now known as Lakha near the railway station at
Veni. He had run with out rest and was quite exhausted. In addition, he was unbearably
hungry.Buying some fried corn, he started eating.
that time, the news of the Muzaffarpur incident had spread in all directions. At the very
shop where Khudiram was eating, people were talking about it. Khudiram listened with
curiosity. Hearing that two women died, he forgot himself for a moment and asked,
"What! Didn't Kings ford die?"
Khudiram's words drew the attention of the people in the shop. The boy looked a stranger
to the place. Utter fatigue was clear in his face. The shopkeeper's suspicion grew
stronger. He entertained a hope that he would be rewarded if he could expose the criminal.
Immediately after serving water to Khudiram, he gave a hint to the police going on their
usual rounds nearby. As Khudiram raised the glass to his mouth, the police arrived and
caught hold of him. Khudiram failed in his attempt to take out the revolver in his pocket.
Both the revolvers in his pockets were seized by the police. Khudiram was not in the least