Guru first to be hanged at Tihar after Indira Gandhi's killers
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Feb 9: Muhammed Afzal Guru's hanging today was the first to have taken place in Tihar Jail here in over two decades.
The last hanging in Tihar was in 1989 when the killers of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi went to the gallows.
Satwant and Kehar Singh were hanged by executioners Kallu and Fakira.
"The last hanging that took place here was that of Satwant and Kehar," Director General of Tihar Jail Vimla Mehra told PTI.
Asked about the identity of the hangman who pulled the lever on Guru, she refused to reveal the name, saying "We are not going to give the name of the hangman".
Prodded about what was Guru's last wish, Mehra said, "We are not going to give any details at the moment".
A resident of Sopore in North Kashmir, 43-year-old Guru was executed at 8 AM near Jail No 3 in a top-secret operation.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 9 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 9 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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