- They might not speak to each other nor answer if challenged; for if any one spoke the charm would be broken and the protection of Mithu Bhukia removed; and they should either return to take the omens again or give up that particular dacoity altogether. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
- In February, 1839, he assumed charge of the office of Commissioner for the Suppression of Thuggee and Dacoity. - "Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official", William Sleeman.
- With this the Inspector proceeded to recount the various methods by which it was possible to be concerned in a dacoity twenty or thirty miles away, and yet be back in time for duty. - "The Home and the World", Rabindranath Tagore.