Reaching Jaito on the morning of 21 February 1924, the jatha was subjected to rifle and machine gun fire. A bullet hit Vadhava Singh in the chest and he died almost instantaneously. His dead body was taken possession of by the Nabha state police and disposed of in a mass cremation of the victims of the massacre.
1. Pratap Singh, Giani, Gurdwara Sudhar arthat Akali Lahir. Amritsar, 1975
2. Josli, Sohan Singh, Akali Morchian da Itihas. Delhi, 1972