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The Thuggee assassin, also known as the Pankot assassin, was hiding in Indiana Jones's suite at the Pankot Palace in 1935. He had been sent to kill the archaeologist.


The burly, bearded man remained undetected in Indiana's room by standing against a wall mural, impressively making it appear as if he was one of the guards in the painting.

As Jones waited for Willie Scott to come to his room, the assassin stepped out from his hidden position and wrapped a silk cord around Indy's neck. Indy rammed the relentless man against a wall in an attempt to loosen the assassin's death grip, but he showed no reaction. Indy even slammed a brass pot against his attacker's head and flipped him over his back, but the fight went on with Jones eventually gaining the advantage.

As the Thuggee fled to escape, Indy cracked his whip, wrapping it successfully around the assassin's neck. The assassin managed to yank the whip out of Indy's hands, but it became caught in the blades of the ceiling fan and lifted the man off his feet. The assassin met his fate as the whip tightened around his neck and hanged him.

Behind the scenesEdit

According to the article "50 Fascinating 'Facts' About Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" in Indiana Jones: The Official Magazine 3, Pat Roach played the Thuggee assassin, as well as the gong striker in the Club Obi Wan. However, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones identifies the gong striker as having been played by stuntman Bill Reed (who is listed in the film's credits), and the Thuggee assassin has been held identified in online discussion as wrestler Don Stansauk, aka Hard Boiled Haggarty, though this has not been confirmed.



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