The Last Supper: Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab
Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic terrorist organization based in Pakistan. Alongside a fellow Lashkar-e-Taiba recruit, Ismail Khan, Kasab was responsible for the deaths of some 72 people. Kasab’s actions were a part of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks — a coordinated series of shootings and bombings that lasted for 4 days, leaving at least 174 people dead and hundreds more wounded.
Kasab was hanged for his crimes at 7:30am on Nov 12, 2012.
The night before his execution the doctors who examined Kasab took note of his calm demeanour; one source stated that “there was not a trace of nervousness in him“. He was woken at 4:00am on the morning of the execution and reportedly expressed an “unusual desire for tomatoes“.
Kasab was given a basket of tomatoes for his final meal. He took only two tomatoes from the basket. He ate only one. Following this final meal Kasab prayed and read from the Quran.
Kasab reportedly lost his composure only in his final moments, speaking incoherently and seeking divine forgiveness as he stood at the gallows, hooded and bound.
Kasab’s corpse was buried in an undisclosed location on the grounds of the Pune jail where he had been held.