The soldiers in the Delhi cantonment turned infidel to the Company and revolted. They captured the control of the city. They declared Bahadur Shah Zafar, the Mughal Emperor, the Emperor of India. Queen Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi
and Tanthiya Thope and others took up arms against the British.
Both the Hindus and the Muslims stood united in this spirited movement against the British. But it did not last for long. The British faced them with their replenished forces and captured Delhi back on 20th of September, 1857.Bahadur Shah was made prisoner.
The British made a pact with the leaders of he ‘mutiny’ and the revolt ended. But the British officers killed thousands of those captured. And India’s First Struggle for Independence died unceremoniously in cruel mass killings and bloodbath.