Sikh Man With Crossbow Threatens To Kill Queen Elizabeth To Avenge The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

A 19-year old suspect, identified as Jaswant Singh Chail, was arrested on Christmas after he entered Windsor Castle with intent to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. He wanted to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre by taking the Queen’s life. It has been observed that Jaswant is probably the same man who uploaded a Snapchat video hours before the incident.

In the video, the man can be seen wearing a Star Wars inspired outfit, with a black hoodie and a mask. Holding a black coloured crossbow in the video, he threatens to kill the Queen to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. He goes on to add that he’s sorry for what he’s about to do but it is revenge for the people “who have been killed, humiliated and discriminated against because of their race.” 

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The video starts with the masked man introducing himself as an ‘Indian Sikh’ in a distorted voice. He adds that his name was Jaswant Singh Chail and is Darth Jones now. The video was also accompanied by a message which read that Chail was sorry to everyone he had lied to and “If you have received this then my death is near. Please share this with whoever and if possible get it to the news if they’re interested”. 

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place in 1919 in Amritsar where hundreds of innocent civilians were killed on the order of General Dyer. A group of armed men openly fired at a huge gathering, resulting in the deaths of hundreds. The arrested suspect wanted to avenge this very incident.

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The police speculated that the youth might have climbed the wall of Windsor Castle by using a makeshift ladder used by royals. They also reported finding a crossbow in the premises. The teenager has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act as of now. Questions are also being raised on the security of Windsor Castle by experts.

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