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The date was 31 October 1984 and the time was 9:10 AM. Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi walked out of the Prime Minister’s Office. Indira Gandhi was discussing with the officials. Then suddenly security guard Beant Singh, stationed there, took out his revolver and fired on Indira Gandhi. The bullet hit his stomach. After this Beant fired two more.
Satwant Singh stood at a distance of 5 feet from Beant Singh. Then Beant shouted at him and said – Shoot. Satwant immediately fired all 25 bullets of his automatic carbine at Indira Gandhi. Both fired so much that Indira Gandhi’s body was damaged. Indira Gandhi was pronounced dead at 2 pm, 4 hours after being shot.
Beant Singh was killed at the same time by the security personnel present there. Satwant Singh was arrested. Kehar Singh was also involved in this entire conspiracy. Indira Gandhi’s killers wanted to avenge Operation Blue Star from her. Thousands of people were killed in Operation Blue Star at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, two of Indira Gandhi’s remaining killers, were hanged in Tihar Jail on January 6, 1989, after the case was tried in courts for nearly 5 years. Satwant Singh was of violent instinct while Kehar Singh was calm. After the execution, the bodies of both were not given to the family members and the jail administration performed the last rites.
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