Profile: Ajmal Kasab, the face of Mumbai terror attack
While it is reported that he told the police that he was trained to "kill to the last breath when he was arrested, he pleaded with the medical staff: "I do not want to die. Put me on saline".
Later, after interrogation in the hospital by the police, he said: "Now, I do not want to live", requesting the interrogators to kill him for the safety of his family in Pakistan who could be killed or tortured for his surrender to Indian police.
Kasab is also reported to have told the police that he and his associate Ismail Khan, were the ones who shot Anti-Terror Squad(ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar and Additional Commissioner Ashok Kamte.
Judge M L Tahaliyani, who conducted the Mumbai attack trial, said "he(Kasab) should be hanged by the neck until he is dead", adding that he had lost his right to "humanitarian treatment".
Kasab had left his home in Pakistan after a fight with his father in 2005.
He had asked for new clothes on Eid, but his father could not provide them, which made him angry. He then became involved in petty crime with his friend Muzaffar Lal Khan, and soon moving on to armed robbery.
On the day of Eid on December 21, 2007, they were in Rawalpindi trying to buy weapons when they encountered members of JuD, the political wing of LeT, distributing pamphlets. After a brief chat, they
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