7 May 2010

Mumbai gunman sentenced to death

7:48 am on 7 May 2010

The only gunman captured alive after the attacks on Mumbai in 2008 has been sentenced to death.

Mohammed Ajmal Amir Qasab, a Pakistani citizen was found guilty on Monday of many charges, including murder and waging war on India.

Sentencing the 22-year-old, the judge said he could not be rehabilitated. Qasab has the right to appeal, the BBC reports.

The attacks left 174 people dead, nine of them gunmen. Relations between India and Pakistan have still to recover.

India blamed Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba for the attack.

The judge said Qasab will be hanged, adding he had lost his right to "humanitarian treatment".