Rawalpindi amok case
Date September 12, 1893
Location(s) Rawalpindi, British Raj
Target(s) Soldiers
Killed 9
Perpetrator Soldier

During the night of September 12, 1893 an Indian battery muleteer killed nine people in Rawalpindi, British Raj. The man apparently ran amok among the lines of the Royal Artillery after a court suit had been decided against him, killing eight people on the spot, and fatally wounding another, before he was stopped by a sentry who shot him in the head. He was not dangerously hurt and brought to hospital, where he was expected to recover. Among the dead were two villagers who had stayed for the night with the soldiers, while the rest apparently were members of the same battery as the murderer.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


  1. Telegraphic Summary - A horrid tragedy, The Straits Times (September 21, 1893)
  2. Telegraphic Summary - A horrid tragedy, Straits Times Weekly Issue (September 26, 1893)
  3. Nine persons murdered, Sheffield Evening Telegraph (October 25, 1893)
  4. Nine persons murdered, Edinburgh Evening News (October 25, 1893)
  5. Miscellneous, North Otago Times (March 12, 1894)
  6. A terrible tragedy, Thames Advertiser (March 22, 1894)
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