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The sole gunman to survive the attacks on Mumbai in 2008, Mohammed Kasab, has been executed in an Indian prison, an official says.

Mohammed Kasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been hanged in an Indian prison, the home minister of western Maharashta state says.

"He was hanged at 7.30 (1300 AEDT) this morning," R.R. Patil told reporters on Wednesday at a press conference in Mumbai.

Kasab was executed at Yerwada jail in Pune after India's President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy plea earlier this month.

The Pakistan-born Kasab was one of 10 gunmen who laid siege to the city in attacks that lasted nearly three days and killed 166 people.

Kasab was sentenced to death in May 2010 after he was found guilty of a string of charges, including waging war against India, murder and terrorist acts.

He appealed to the Supreme Court, claiming he did not receive a fair trial, but his petition was struck down in August.

During the 2008 attacks, the heavily armed Islamist gunmen stormed targets in Mumbai including luxury hotels, a Jewish centre, a hospital and a bustling train station.

India blames the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant organisation for training, equipping and financing the gunmen with support from "elements" in the Pakistan military .(AAP)
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  • Karu Wednesday, 21 November 2012 05:45 AM

    hanged ? he doesn't deserve peaceful death.......He must be beheaded

    Gunapala Wednesday, 21 November 2012 05:47 AM

    He deserved what he got. Hanging to too good for this mass murderer.

    DHA Wednesday, 21 November 2012 05:50 AM

    I wonder why Rajiv's killers are still petted.....???

    ahmeer Wednesday, 21 November 2012 05:53 AM

    WHY CANT WE REINTRODUCE DEATH PENALTY

    lalitha Wednesday, 21 November 2012 05:58 AM

    he was part of a group that kiled 166 ppl, there are ppl here who ordered 600+ policemen n then becomes a MP!

    MWTA Wednesday, 21 November 2012 06:01 AM

    Yes terrorists should b treated as terrorists.

    D.P.liyanage Wednesday, 21 November 2012 06:11 AM

    This type of punishment shall be enforced in sri Lanka as well.
    To keep law & order in the Country, it is essential.

    v.v .vI. p.ganapala. Wednesday, 21 November 2012 06:19 AM

    never trust these elements.,keep watching.

    NE Wednesday, 21 November 2012 06:30 AM

    Very quick. Rajiv killers are still living after 20 years of committing the crime due to polilical reasons.!!!

    Union Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:56 PM

    Rajiv killer were already dead. Those who remain in the prison, are who gave water and food to those killers.

    Union Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:58 PM

    We also have people who ordered to kill as many minority as possible which resulted in death of 80,000 civilians within 5 months period. UN is waiting to punish those criminals

    ANTON Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:18 PM

    In srilanka they are given executive posts.

    Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 21 November 2012 06:59 AM

    He didn't even know about his own religion and only did it because they were brainwashed. What a waste of human lives.

    Eco Wednesday, 21 November 2012 07:11 AM

    I think after watching Tamil movie name called "Thuppaki" (Gun)

    Nimal Wednesday, 21 November 2012 07:30 AM

    Stupid terrorist people

    Banduka Wednesday, 21 November 2012 07:50 AM

    So India can execute people who terrorize the nation......

    Storage Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:17 AM

    yes I agree!

    Yohan Perera Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:17 AM

    Moral of the story: Youth is a time for making choices. Choose wisely...

    Man Hatton Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:27 AM

    Deserved,
    poor human being, wrong teaching against humanity. If you kill a non M you go to heaven.

    chathu Thursday, 22 November 2012 04:17 AM

    Rajiv's killer was a suicide bomber. If I am not wrong that person died instantly as well.

    mohamed asfar Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:58 AM

    killing innocent people in the name of religion is not endorsed by any religion. this is a just punishment and a good lesson to any would be terrorists.

    galapitamada Wednesday, 21 November 2012 09:02 AM

    No real muslims would ever dream of doing this .In ohter words these are disguised muslims to throw muck on the muslims

    illangaputhira Thursday, 22 November 2012 04:39 AM

    tell to your Muslim countries.....

    ran Wednesday, 21 November 2012 09:01 AM

    We should bring this to Sri Lanka as well. All people sentenced to death need to be executed. So there will be less issues in this country.

    Katie Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:14 AM

    this punishment should be implemented in Sri Lanka too taking into consideration the numerous murders taken place in recent times

    mohamed asfar Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:17 AM

    galapitamada, thanks buddy.

    lankaman Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:39 AM

    tell that to karuna's victims

    Mohamed Anfaz Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:41 AM

    He deserved for what he did. But what about the Murderers who mass murder in the name of saving a nation or kill innocent children and women calling it self defence. When will they be hung.

    ANTON Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:47 AM

    INDIYAAWE EHEMEA UNATH LANKAAWE EHEMAWENNE NAA


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