The killing of an Indian terrorist leader at an anti-British procession in Lahore in November, 1928, so angered Bhagat Singh, 21, that he decided to exact revenge by shooting the British official responsible – Deputy Inspector General Scot, of the Indian Police. When Singh fired, however, he hit and killed the wrong man. He fled to Agra where, still fervently anti-British, he established a bomb factory.

With two other men, Sukh Dev and Raj Guru, Singh planned to throw bombs at the police until they were arrested – which inevitably happened. The three men were sentenced to death for murder and terrorism by a special court. They were hanged in the early hours of Monday, March 23rd, 1931, at Lahore Central Prison.