Barefooted, moving as stealthily as panthers, four “thugees” crept into the home of Henry Clark, an English doctor in Agra, India, and plunged a sword into Mrs. Clark as she slept. The doctor, who was not there at the time, was questioned by police as was a close friend of his, Mrs. Augusta Fulham.

When police decided to search Mrs. Fulham’s house they found 400 love letters from Dr. Clark, suggesting they were not only having an affair but they had poisoned Mrs. Fulham’s husband Edward. Clark had sent Mrs. Fulham arsenic for the purpose of disposing of her husband, and when Edward Fulham was taken to hospital suffering the effects of the poisoning, he was given a lethal dose by Dr. Clark, who also signed the death certificate.

Subsequent inquiries revealed that the four “thugees” who murdered Mrs. Clark had been hired to do so by Clark himself.

The two lovers, who met at a ball three years before they decided to become murderers, were tried separately. Both were convicted and Dr. Clark was hanged on Wednesday, March 26th, 1913.

Augusta Fulham, who was pregnant at the time of the trial, was sentenced to life. She served only 15 months before dying of heat-stroke the following year.