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Thuggee Ranks

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The hierarchy of the Thuggee Cult.

The Thuggee (deceivers), also known as Phansigars

Borka - An initiate thug.

Bojha - One who takes the body to the disposal site.

Lughae - Gravedigger.

Sootha - Thug who scouts out a town and, while gathering information on likely travelers, attempts to convince them to accompany the Thuggee band for safety.

Chookadena - Thug who distracts victim by pointing upward.

Legholder - While it is known that one of the pre-strangler rank Thugs is assigned to hold the legs of the victim, I have yet to find the Hindi term for this position.

Shumseea - Older thug who holds hands of victim.

Soon - A thug who is not yet a strangler.

Bhurtote - "Senior," the thug who actually strangles the victim.

Baroo - A highly respected member of the band.

Hilla - A title of honor for one of the three thugs responsible for the Kusee (picakaxe), goor (sugar), and selecting the murder site.

Beylha - The member of the band who selects the murder site.

Ustad - Thug term for a teacher or tutor.

Guru - A priest of Kali.

Burka - A chief or leader.

Jamaadaar - Chief of a band.



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Voted Cheka Man
September 15, 2008, 12:25
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I like your attention to detail.
Voted Scrasamax
September 16, 2008, 13:48
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iChookadena - Thug who distracts victim by pointing upward./i

I LoLed
Voted valadaar
December 3, 2012, 12:41
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Those looking for a good inspiration for villains could do much worse then research these folks.

Voted Murometz
January 5, 2016, 18:42
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So did you ever find the Hindi term for the Legholder? Lonely job that. :)

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