Kasab to be hanged until death

Pakistani national Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman captured alive during the Mumbai terror attack, was on Thursday sentenced to death by a special court, which ruled that he did not have any right to live.

He has been given death on four counts, including waging war against India, murder and indulging in terrorist activities.

Kasab, who was convicted on 86 counts, was also sentenced to life imprisonment on five counts.

The 23-year-old from a village in Pakistan’s Punjab broke down as Special Judge M.L. Tahaliyani read out the sentence.

"To be hanged by the neck till death," the judge said after each of the four counts for which he sent Kasab to the gallows.

Tahaliyani said the common man would lose faith in the court if Kasab was given life. "The death sentence is required," he said as he wound up his statement and added that Kasab did not have the right to live.(IANS)

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