THE PRINCELY PEST OF THE CHINDWIN DIED
Thus spoke Kipling, and thus spoke the Guardian, in a strange echo of Kipling's poem The Ballad of Boh Da Thone Here's the article And, since the poem is one of my favorites, having a tremendous number of very quotable lines, here's an excerpt (the entire poem may be found here):
Boh Da Thone was a warrior bold:
His sword and his rifle were bossed with
And the Peacock Banner his henchmen bore
Was stiff with
bullion, but stiffer with gore.
He shot at the strong and he slashed at
From the Salween scrub to the Chindwin teak:
noble, he sacrificed mean,
He filled old ladies with kerosene:
So you see, he was a man of the same ilk as this fellow Koose Muniswamy Veerappan. And both died "in manner undignified." Similar stories, etc.
Kipling told it better, though. ;)