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.