India hangs Yakub Memon, only person convicted for Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people

July 30, 2015 9:35 AM

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India hangs Yakub Memon, only person convicted for Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people

Indian policemen guard outside the Nagpur Central Prison where the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, is currently held in Nagpur, India, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Memon, an accountant, convicted of providing financial and logistical support in the series of bombings that shook India's business and entertainment hub in 1993 is scheduled to be hanged Thursday, July 30, 2015. About 300 prominent citizens, including at least eight retired judges of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court, have urged India's president to commute Memon's sentence to life in prison, reflecting what appears to be growing uneasiness in India with the death penalty.(AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

NEW DELHI – An Indian accountant and the only person sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people — the country's worst terrorist attack — was hanged Thursday on his birthday, after the president rejected a last-minute mercy plea amid a debate over the capital p...

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