Rajcote amok case
Date April 1888
Location(s) Rajkot, British Raj
Killed 5
Injured 6
Perpetrator Police officer
Weapon(s) Sword

In April 1888 an Indian police officer killed five people and wounded six others in Rajkot, British Raj. With his sword the man fírst killed another policeman and a native clerk who were counting money for the pay of the police, and afterwards rushed out into the street. There he struck down nine people, killing three of them, before he was approached by a Parsi, who ordered him to stop. Thereupon the policeman handed over his sword, asked for water, and with the words "I have killed many" went to the police station, where he surrendered himself.[1][2][3][4]


  1. Murder of five persons, Aberdeen Evening Express (April 18, 1888)
  2. Royal Cornwall Gazette (April 19, 1888)
  3. Foreign and Colonial Intelligence - Running Amuck: Five Persons Killed, Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette (April 19, 1888)
  4. Running amuck - Five persons killed, Western Gazette (April 20, 1888)

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