Most Famous Political Murders in India

Famous Political Murders In India

Guys today we are gonna talk about politics in India. You might have heard that politics is a dangerous field of work nowadays because people get murdered. Many politicians get death threats and even were attacked in their public meetings. If we look at google about the political murders in India since Independence in 1947.

We came to know that a total of 48 political murders have happened in India since its Independence. Even before independence many politicians were killed like Lala Lajput Rai who died in the lathi charge of Police. 

In the list of these 48 politicians there are some names of the famous leaders of India. In this article you will read about the most famous Political Murders of India.

Mahatma Gandhi

Famous Political Murders In India

Mahatma Gandhi- The Father of Nation of India was assassinated in India during his public meeting. The killer of Mahatma Gandhi was Nathuram Godse. Godse was unhappy with Gandhi because he blamed Gandhi to be the reason for the partition of India. However, Gandhi never wanted the partition of India but Muhammad Ali Jinnah did. Due to which the condition of India became unstable and to stabilize the country Gandhi supported Jinnah and India was partitioned and a new country was born called Pakistan. However this was not the only reason for the partition of India but it was one of the strong reasons for the partition of India.

Pratap Singh Kairon

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Pratap Singh Kairon was the Chief Minister Of Punjab. In 1964, he resigned from the seat of Chief Minister because of the bulk of the allegations made against him by his political adversaries. On 6 February 1965, he was on his way from Delhi to Chandigarh when he was waylaid near Rasoi village. He was shot dead along with his personal assistant — an IAS officer, and the driver. The three were murdered by Sucha Bassi, Baldev Singh and Nahar Singh ‘Fauji’.

Sucha had planned the killing of Kairon in revenge, because he believed that Kairon had taken a personal interest in securing the conviction of one Ajit Singh and his father Bir Singh in a murder case. Sucha Bassi, Baldev Singh and Nahar Singh ‘Fauji’ — were convicted and hanged in 1969 while the fourth accused, Daya Singh was sentenced to life imprisonment and released in 1994.

Balwant Rai Mehta

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Balwan Rai Mehta was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was considered as the ‘Architect of Panchayati Raj ‘ due to his contributions towards democratic decentralization. He died in the famous Gujarat Beechcraft incident.

During the Indo Pakistani war of 1965,  Mehta flew in a Beechcraft commuter aircraft from Mithapur to the Kutch border between India and Pakistan. It was shot down by Pakistan Air Force pilot Qais Hussain. Mehta was killed in the crash along with his wife, three members of his staff, a journalist and two crew members.

Qais Hussain apologized for his mistake, stating that a “civilian plane was mistaken for a reconnaissance aircraft by Pakistani controllers, and he was ordered to shoot it down”.

K.B. Sahay

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Krishna Ballabh Sahay was the Chief Minister of Bihar when he was assassinated. After Indian Independence became the Revenue Minister of Bihar and then became the fourth Chief Minister of unified Bihar.

K.B Sahay was assassinated on 3 June 1974, in a deliberate accident caused by the criminalized sections of the Indira Indian National Congress, his rival Party who were against his rise in the Bihar politics & had filed false cases against K B Sahay as he opposed & abolished the Zamindari system of Ramgarh Raj. 

Indira Gandhi

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Indira Gandhi was the only female Prime Minister of India till today. She was the third Prime Minister Of India and remained at the position from 1966 to 1977 and from 1980 until her assassination in 1984. 

On 31 October 1984, two of Gandhi’s Sikh bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, shot her with their service weapons in the garden of the prime minister’s residence at 1 Safdarjung Road, New Delhi, allegedly in revenge for Operation Blue Star. 

Beant shot her three times using his side-arm; Satwant fired 30 rounds. The men dropped their weapons and surrendered. Afterwards, they were taken away by other guards into a closed room where Beant was shot dead. Kehar Singh was later arrested for conspiracy in the attack. Both Satwant and Kehar were sentenced to death and hanged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.

Rajiv Gandhi

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Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest Prime Minister of India at the age of 40. He succeeded his mother Indira Gandhi after her assassination. On 30 July 1987, a day after Gandhi went to Sri Lanka and signed the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord, an honor guard named Vijitha Rohana hit him on his shoulder with his rifle. The guard was then dragged off by his security personnel. The guard said his intention was to kill Gandhi because of “the damage he had caused” to Sri Lanka. 

Rajiv Gandhi’s last public meeting was on 21 May 1991, at Sriperumbudur, where he was assassinated. At 10:10 pm, a woman later identified as Thenmozhi Rajaratnam approached Gandhi in public and greeted him. She then bent down to touch his feet and detonated a belt laden with 700 g of RDX explosives tucked under her dress.

The explosion killed Gandhi, Rajaratnam, and at least 14 other people. The assassination was captured by a 21-year-old local photographer, whose camera and film were found at the site.

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