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India: Damodar Hari Chapekar (1870-1897), Indian nationalist and patriot
The Chapekar brothers, Damodar Hari Chapekar (1870-1897), Balkrishna Hari Chapekar (1873-1899) and Vasudeo Hari Chapekar (1879-1899) - were Indian revolutionaries involved in the assassination of W. C. Rand, the British plague commissioner of Pune. On 22 June 1897, the Diamond Jubilee of the coronation of Queen Victoria, Rand and his military escort Lt. Ayerst were shot while returning from the celebrations at Government House. Both died, Ayerst on the spot and Rand of his wounds on 3 July. The Chapekar brothers and two accomplices were charged with the murders in various roles, as well as the shooting of two informants and an attempt to shoot a police officer. All three brothers were found guilty and hanged.
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