Indira Gandhi's killers were hanged on this day, but do you know the reason why they killed her? Check here
Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, who were involved in the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, were hanged on this day. Satwant Singh and Beant Singh were Indira Gandhi's security personnel, who shot her at her government residence on October 31, 1984.
Kehar Singh was also involved in this conspiracy. Beant Singh was gunned down by other security personnel present on the spot at the same time.
Both of them were reportedly upset with Indira's 'Operation Blue Star'. Kehar, however, was not involved in the shooting of Indira, but was found guilty of plotting the murder. Beant Singh was killed there by his security personnel after firing on Indira.
Indira's two bodyguards killed her
Indira Gandhi came out of the Prime Minister's Office on 31 October 1984 at around 9 am. Indira Gandhi was discussing with the officials. Then suddenly Beant Singh, the security guard posted under his protection, fired three shots at Indira Gandhi with his service revolver. shoot. ,
Satwant immediately fired all 25 bullets of his automatic carbine at Indira Gandhi. After being shot, Indira was immediately taken to AIIMS Hospital, she was declared dead about 4 hours later at 2 pm. Beant Singh and Satwant Singh were caught by other security personnel after firing on Indira. During this, Beant Singh was killed while trying to escape. Satwant Singh was arrested. Indira Gandhi's assassins allegedly wanted to take revenge on her for Operation Blue Star. Hundreds of people were killed in the 'Operation Blue Star' conducted by Indira with the help of the army against Khalistani terrorists in the Golden Temple, the holy site of Sikhs.
Kehar Singh, Satwant Singh sentenced to death
Along with Satwant, Kehar Singh and Balwant Singh, who conspired to assassinate Indira, were also tried. Although Balwant Singh was later released due to lack of evidence, the court sentenced Satwant Singh, who opened fire on Indira, and Kehar Singh, the conspirator, to death, considering him guilty of murder.
About 5 years after Indira's death, Satwant Singh (54 years) and Kehar Singh (26 years) were hanged in Tihar Jail on 6 January 1989. After hanging, the bodies of both were not even given to their relatives and the jail administration performed their last rites.