Thus ended the dynasty of the Mughals Empire. Learning of the fall of Delhi by telegraph, many Company administrators hastened to remove themselves, their families and servants to places of safety.
The British stormed the city through the breaches and the Kashmiri gate on September 14, gaining a foothold within the city with heavy losses, including John Nicholson. By July 15 the Nana Sahib decided to kill the hostages. The southern provinces did not take part in it.
London: Allen Lane, The official Blue Books, East India Torture —, laid before the House of Commons during the sessions of andrevealed that Company officers were allowed an extended series of appeals if convicted or accused of brutality or crimes against Indians.
Everywhere the old Indian aristocracy was being replaced by British officials. The women, children, and infants were murdered, and their bodies were thrown into a well. Although it was intended to apply only to new recruits, the serving sepoys feared that the Act might be applied retroactively to them as well.
For practical purposes, the Company was the government of much of India. It was started by the sepoy of the company which arouses the gathered grievances of the people against the Company administration and of their dislike for the foreign administration.