Mumbai bomber Yakub Memon hanged after long battle for mercy

July 30, 2015 4:03 AM

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Mumbai bomber Yakub Memon hanged after long battle for mercy

(CNN)The man considered to be the mastermind behind coordinated bomb attacks in Mumbai in 1993 that left 257 people dead has been executed.

Yakub Memon was hanged at a prison in the western state of Maharashtra at around 6.30 a.m. local time, Indian Home Ministry spokesman Kuldeep Dhatwalia told CNN Thursday.

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