Bibighar Well

After the women and children were massacred in the Bibighar, their remains were dumped down this well. The Bibighar itself would be torn down by the British, but they built a small cross to commemorate the victims. The well was filled with earth and bricked over - although as the bodies decomposed, the bricks subsided. Later the inhabitants of the city of Cawnpore were forced to pay '30,000 to pay for the creation of a full memorial.

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