Muslim behind India’s deadliest terror attack which killed 257 in Mumbai in 1993 is hanged after losing last minute mercy plea

The accountant behind the Mumbai bombings which killed more than 200 people in 1993 has been hanged after losing his last minute mercy plea.

Yakub Memon, who has been in prison in the state of Maharashtra for almost two decades, was convicted financing India’s deadliest terror attack in 2007.

This morning, Memon, the only death row convict for the bombings which claimed 257 lives, was hanged at the prison on his 53rd birthday after his last-minute mercy plea was rejected by President Pranab Mukerjee.

  • luna

    Mercy plea? He preferred prison over “paradise”?

  • The Indians don’t mess around.

  • Millie_Woods

    Complicit in the murde of 257 people and he’s pleading for mercy. Coward.

  • WalterBannon


  • AlanUK

    He’s been in prison for nearly 2 decades.

    “Justice delayed, is justice denied.”
    William Gladstone
    Prime Minister & British politician (1809 – 1898)