A BLACK DAY: Essay

English_Master May 7, 2016 No Comments
A BLACK DAY October 31, 1984 was a black day for India when Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister and leader of the nation, was shot down by two of her own security guards, Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, as she was walking down to her office at I, Akbar Road, from her adjoining residence at 1, Safdarjung Road, where she had an appointment with an Irish television company. The team had accompanied Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her recently concluded tour of Orissa. The two houses are linked by a winding path, which passes through a gate. Mrs. Indira Gandhi was near this gate, when these two men struck. The two assassins were members of a Delhi Police contingent, assigned to protect her. As many as 22 bullets were pumped into her body from a pistol and a stengun. In the shootout that followed, Beant Singh was shot dead and the other murderer was severely injured and sent to hospital, where he later recovered. Mrs. Indira Gandhi was picked up by her personal security guards and sent to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at 9.30 a.m. She died shortly after, though doctors made superhuman efforts to revive her. Finally, at about 2.30 p.m., the doctors gave...
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