Hyderabad amok case
Date June 1878
Location(s) Hyderabad, Sindh, British Raj
Killed 6
Injured 4
Perpetrator Sepoy
Weapon(s) Gun

In June 1878 a Baloch sepoy killed six people and seriosuly wounded four others in Hyderabad, Sindh, British Raj. Early in the morning the soldier shot his mistress, whom he believed unfaithful, and then took 100 rounds of ammuntion and left the barracks. Out in the street he shot at anyone who crossed his path, until he himself was killed by one of his officers.[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. English and foreign items - A curious account, The Brisbane Courier (August 20, 1878)
  2. A Dangerous Sepoy, Nottingham Evening Post (June 24, 1878)
  3. A savage sepoy shot, Huddersfield Chronicle (June 25, 1878)
  4. Wholesale Murder by a Sepoy, Dundee Courier (June 27, 1878)
  5. A murderous frenzy, Leicester Chronicle (June 29, 1878)
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