Mumbai gunman sentenced to death


(JTA) — An Indian court sentenced the lone surviving gunman in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack to death by hanging.

Ajmal Kasab, 23, sobbed into his hand in court after the sentence was pronounced Thursday, the Times of India reported.

Kasab was the only one of 10 Pakistani terrorists taken alive after the series of attacks that left 166 people dead, including six at the Mumbai Chabad house, which was targeted along with luxury hotels, a train station and a popular cafe.

He was found guilty on Monday of murder, conspiracy and waging war against India.

Meanwhile, the Israeli newspaper Yediot Achronot reported that Moishe Holtzberg, 3, son of slain Mumbai Chabad emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, was being offered a monthly stipend and other assistance from the Indian government in compensation for his parents’ murder during the attacks.

Indian representatives reportedly asked Israeli authorities how to get in touch with the boy’s guardian to offer the assistance, according to the newspaper. Moishe is receiving money from the Israeli government as a victim of a terror attack.

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