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Indubhusan Roy

(1890 – 1912) – (West Bengal)

Indubhushan Roy (Aged 22), born in 1890, met a tragic end due to brutal mistreatment in the Cellular Jail. Little is known about his background, including his parents, education, early life, or political affiliations, except that he was born in an obscure village in Jessore, undivided Bengal.

As a member of the Yugantar group from an early age, Indubhushan was a devoted follower of Barindrakumar, who happened to be the brother of Aurobindo Ghosh. During that era, revolutionaries were in dire need of firearms, particularly revolvers. One of their primary sources for such weapons was the French-controlled Chandannagore, where citizens were permitted to legally acquire arms via overseas mail. However, at the behest of the British government, the Chandannagore commissioner imposed restrictions on arms procurement, much to the discontent of Indian revolutionaries.

Their target became the commissioner, Mr. Tardival. On April 11, 1908, five revolutionaries led by Barindrakumar arrived in Chandannagore carrying bombs crafted by Hemchandra Das. Under the cover of darkness, Indubhushan threw a bomb at the commissioner’s residence, but it fell far short of the target, and they managed to escape unharmed.

Subsequently, Indubhushan was arrested in connection with the Alipore Bomb Case, along with others. During the trial, he was sentenced to exile in the Andaman Islands, where, in the Cellular Jail, he endured severe physical torture and reportedly took his own life in his cell in 1912.