1800-1859 | Executions | Pakistan

Indian mutineers blown apart, wounding civilian spectators

17 June 1857 Today in 1857, British troops, having disarmed Indian mutineers at Lahore the previous month, executed twelve of them. Two by hanging, one of whom ‘lingered out for a considerable time, as the knot slipped under his chin,’ and a further ten by lashing them to the cannons and then loading blank cartridges…