‘I swear by God, won’t do it again’

Pune/Mumbai: “I swear by God, won’t do such a thing again” (Allah kasam dubara aisi galti nahi karunga), were the last helpless words uttered by Ajmal Kasab.

Minutes before his execution in Pune’s Yerwada prison on Wednesday, Pakistani gunman Kasab appeared to be nervous but was quiet and offered prayers, a jail official said. “From his body language, we could make out that he was very nervous. However, he remained quiet before he was taken out from his cell for the hanging,” the official said. Kasab had also offered prayers and asked if his mother was informed in advance about the hanging to which jail authorities replied in the affirmative, official said. (Agencies)