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Who avenged Jallianwala Bagh massacre? Here’s what we should know about Udham Singh

The story talks about how Udham Singh, the only witness to Jaliawala Bagh Massacre, took revenge to kill Punjab Governor Michael O’Dwyer who had defended the General Dyer’s act.

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Even after more than a century, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre is the darkest incident in the history of the Indian Freedom Movement. The incident happened during the celebration of Baisakhi on April 13, 1919. Today, the people of the country are remembering the 103 years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

What had happened in Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919?

Thousands of people had assembled at the Jallianwala Bagh to commemorate Baisakhi and to march peacefully for the two leaders, Satyapal and Saifuddin Kitchlew’s detention. There were also many other reasons for the gathering. However, the locals were unaware that public meetings and rallies were prohibited.

General Dyer walked into the Jallianwala Bagh with his soldiers and ordered his forces to open fire on the defenseless citizens without issuing a warning. Thousands of people, who had gathered in Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh to protest against the British on the occasion of Baisakhi, were shot dead after General Dyer ordered his forces to fire on the defenseless and peacefully protesters. The incident had led to the detention of two leaders, Satyapal and Saifuddin Kitchlew.

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In the incident, more than a thousand people died and over 1200 were injured. Shingara Singh, the last known survivor of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, died on June 29, 2009, in Amritsar. He was 113 years old.

Later, General Dyer was defended by Lieutenant Governor Michael O’Dwyer.

Who avenged Jallianwala Bagh Massacre?

A youth named Udham Singh, who was also present during Jalianwala Bagh massacre, had been impacted to such an extent that he made the purpose of his life to kill Governor Michael O’Dwyer. For which he had to wait for 21 years to complete it.

It is believed that Udham Singh was present in the garden during the firing but some historians claimed that he had gone to the garden as a worker of the orphanage.

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The entire life of Udham Singh was spent taking revenge. He vowed to teach a lesson to General Dyer and the then Punjab Governor Michael O’Dwyer, but General Dyer died of illness in July 1927. Now Udham Singh’s target was Michael O’Dwyer.

After his release from prison in 1931, Udham Singh went to England and contacted revolutionary brothers present in many countries including France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Japan and Burma.

On March 13, 1940, Michael O’Dwyer was invited as the speaker in a meeting at Caxton Hall in London. Udham Singh reached in that meeting hiding his revolver inside a book and opened up fire on Dyer as soon as he got the opportunity. He fired 6 shots at Dyer, two bullets hit him badly and Dyer died on the spot.

Following his arrest, Udham Singh was sentenced to death for murdering Michael O’Dyer on July 31, 1940.

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Rape accused lynched in Bihar’s Katihar

The incident took place on Thursday near the Hasanganj police station area.

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A 28-year-old man who was accused of rape was lynched in Bihar’s Katihar district.

The incident took place on Thursday near the Hasanganj police station area. The victim’s family nabbed 28-year-old Mohammad Sagir, who was accused of raping an 11-year-old minor, from the market area adjacent to Hasanganj.

The video of the incident is doing rounds on the internet wherein Sagir could be seen tied to a tree and mercilessly beaten up by the villagers with sticks.

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Reports further said that villagers thrashed him till his condition became critical following which the police reached the spot and rushed him to the local hospital where he was declared dead.

The victim’s family alleged that Sagir took the 11-year-old to a secluded place late at night and raped her.

Two separate police complaints have been registered from both parties and the rape victim’s family has fled from the area, reports stated.

A similar incident took place in Assam in August wherein a rape and murder accused was lynched by a mob for escaping from the court. The incident took place in Assam’s Lakhimpur district.

Reports said the police failed to reach the spot as the area was not easily accessible. Later, the police find the rape accused severely injured and tried to rescue him from the mob.

He was rushed to Dhakuakhana Civil Hospital where he was declared dead, reports said.

The accused Barua, along with two other accused, fled from the toilet of the Dhakuakhana Judicial Magistrate’s Court. He earlier escaped with handcuffs from the Covid-19 ward of a hospital and was rearrested after 2 days.

Reports said he was also injured during an encounter in September 2021.

Meanwhile, an AAP leader from Punjab was arrested on Thursday for molesting a minor girl in the Amritsar district.

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Punjab AAP leader arrested for molesting minor

In her complaint, the victim said the accused persons ripped off her clothes and sexually harassed her.

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Punjab AAP leader arrested for molesting

A Punjab Aam Aadmi Party leader was arrested for molesting a minor in Amritsar, Punjab on Thursday. Reports say the leader along with his friend molested a 15-year-old girl.

The incident took place in the Majitha area of Amritsar district and the accused have been identified as AAP leader Preetpal Singh Bal and his friend Rajbir Singh, reports further said.

Following the incident, the victim filed a police complaint and both accused were produced in the court. In her complaint, the victim said the accused persons ripped off her clothes and sexually harassed her.

The victim informed about her mother’s affair with a Senior Secondary school teacher Dharmendra Pal Singh Billa following which her mother left home along with her. Billa is friends with the AAP leader and he ripped off the victim’s clothes and harassed her in front of Preetpal Singh Bal, the reports stated.

After hearing both sides, the court sent the accused to 14 days of judicial custody.

In September, another AAP leader from Gujarat was arrested by the Gir Somnath Police for raping a 23-year-old woman.

Reports said the accused AAP leader Bhagu Vala was allegedly running a video-making agency in the name of Vishwa films. He lured the victim on the pretext to give her work as a model in an advertisement and asked her for a photoshoot.

On the pretext of a photoshoot, the accused called the victim to his flat and raped her.

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Men open fire at Hari Mandir after Shastra Puja on Dussehra in Bareilly, FIR registered

SP city Rahul Bhati said an FIR in the matter has been registered against an unknown person under section 336 (act to endanger life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 30 Arms Act.

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Bareilly: People open fire at Hari Mandir after Shastra Puja on Dussehra, case filed

The Baradari Police Station has lodged an FIR against a BJP leader and unknown people for firing in the air after Shastra Puja on the occasion of Dussehra on Wednesday. The incident is reported from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.

In the video, a huge crowd of people can be seen at the Hari Mandir of the Model Town. After Shastri Puja was over, some residents opened fire and shot several rounds in the air as a celebratory firing. The whole incident is captured in the video. The video of the same is going viral on social media.

An FIR was registered in the matter on behalf of Sub-Inspector Vinay Kumar. According to Vinay Kumar, some people worshiped weapons on the occasion of the Dussehra festival at Hari Mandir behind Model Town.

The police said the probe to identify people is underway. SP city Rahul Bhati said an FIR in the matter has been registered against an unknown person under section 336 (act to endanger life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 30 Arms Act.

It is alleged that this act of people comes under the purview of the Arms Act. Hence an FIR was registered against the unknown people on the basis of the viral video. The situation of panic is created among people after an FIR has been registered in this matter. There is a probability that all these people are associated with the Hindu organization. Some of them are also members of the political party.

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