|Bailey Dungeon, Srirangapatna fort, KA Flickr|
|Srirangapatna fort, Dungeon. abhinavagarwal.net/|
|Co. Bailey's Dungeon and Srirangapatna fort. HelloTravel|
|Col Bailey's dungeon, Srirangapatna fort, KA My Greedy Backpack|
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prisoners could get rid of the blood-sucking leeches on their body. This kind of torture ritual would continue until the prisoners agreed to sing - to confess.The pitch dark, morbid and appealing prison condition would psychologically work on the captives. Countless British underwent this torture here and mention may be made of other British officers like S, Samson, Fraser, Brithwhite, Captain Rulay,Captain Baird and Lindsay. Col Bailey and these officers were captured during the second Anglo-Mysore War, also called the Battle of Pollilur (September 1780). Tipu decisively defeated the troop led by Colonel Bailey. Several Europeans were captured alive while more than 3,800 sepoys suffered casualties. Col Bailey became a POW and was sent to the dungeon followed by other officers mentioned above. Tipu brought many men from the troops and Colonel
The presence of a cannon used by Tipu is in the dungeon and one explanation for its presence here is that when there was a military blockade at Srirangapatna, the heavy canon rolled back and, under its own wight, made a hole in the ceiling. At last, fell into the dungeon which has become its permanent resting place.