NEW DELHI – Indian media are reporting that Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the only death row convict in India's deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, has been hanged after India's president rejected a last-minute mercy plea.
Memon, 53, was executed early Thursday morning inside a prison in western India where he had been incarcerated since 1994.
An accountant, Memon was convicted in 2007 of helping raise funds for the serial blasts that rocked the financial capital. By late Wednesday Memon finally exhausted all the legal avenues open to him in order to escape the death penalty.
Yakub's older brother Ibrahim, or "Tiger," Memon and Dawood Ibrahim, both leading gangsters in Mumbai in the 1990s, are the main suspects in the bombings and have both fled the country.