On the fateful day of February 27 2002, four coaches of the Sabarmati Express returning from Ayodhya were torched by a mob near Godhra, resulting in the deaths of 58 people including 25 children.

The violence that began following the incident in Godhra, resulted in the deaths of 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus but even among all those incidents the massacre at Gulbarg society in Ahmedabad remains one of the worst.

Source: b'58 people were burnt to death in the tragic burning of the Sabarmati Express\xc2\xa0| Source: Reuters'

With 69 deaths, including that of a Congress MLA, here's how one of the most horrifying tales from the 2002 Gujarat riots unfolded.

Source: b'Violence broke out on February 28, after VHP declared a statewide bandh\xc2\xa0| Source: PTI'
Source: b'A mob of around 20,000 laid siege to Gulbarg society, and later turned violent\xc2\xa0| Source: Reuters'
Source: b'Zakia Jafri with picture of her husband Congress MLA Ehsan Jafri who was killed\xc2\xa0| Source: Reuters'
Source: b"A survivor of the massacre at Ehsan Jafri's deserted house\xc2\xa0| Source: Reuters"
Source: b'Survivor with a picture of his mother, who was in the house when it was burned down\xc2\xa0| Source: Reuters'

Feature image source: AFP