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Meantime, the rebels proclaimed Futteh Hyder, Tipu’s first son, as their new ruler and hoisted tiger- striped flag of Tipu Sultan. But the uprising was swiftly crushed by Col. Gillespie. 800 Indian soldiers were found dead in the fort alone. Six hundred soldiers were imprisoned in Trichy and Vellore. Some rebels were hung, some shot dead. The uprising war thus brought to a bloody end. Tipu’s son was sent to Calcutta. The commander- in-chief and the governor were recalled.