After a terrible battle when Ravana realised that Rama and Laxmana were still alive, he once again appealed to Meghnad. With magical power Meghnad launched an attack from his flying chariot. Hundreds of monkeys died on the spot. Then he decided to create some illusory trick. He created a replica of Sita and cut off her head. Rama was devastated to hear the news. Vibhisana explained to him that this was just another trick. After this Meghnad began his Yajna to gain immortality. Furious Rama sent Laxmana to the battlefield armed with the Indraastra. Meghnad's yajna to gain immortality remained incomplete. Then climbing on Hanuman's shoulders Laxmana launched the Indraastra at Meghnad and killed him.