The revolt was brutally crushed Kanhu and the two celebrated leaders Sidhu. The 60,000-odd tribesmen did get the support of Gwalas. The Rebellion was crushed with some British army officers with a heavy hand. That time came in north Odisha from the Santal tribal belt of Mayurbhanj. The political agent was also superintendent of Mayurbhanj. One senior British Army officer Mr Scot went of at 2000 least local tribal people about the task of recruiting. The Naga Hills had been for one-and-a-half years in charge of Mayurbhanj.
Illicit distillation of liquor resented also non-tribal people.