London/Mumbai, Dec 2: The terrorists who struck prominent targets in Mumbai last week, killing 195 people and wounding a further 295, may have pumped themselves with cocaine and LSD to keep going during their murderous three-day rampage. The Mirror quotes police sources in the Indian financial capital as saying that the tests on the bodies of dead Islamic fanatics have revealed traces of stimulant drugs.
One said: "We found injections containing traces of cocaine and LSD left behind by the terrorists and later found drugs in their blood. There was also evidence of steroids, which isn't uncommon in terrorists. These men were all toned, suggesting they had been doing some heavy training for the attacks. This explains why they managed to battle the commandos for over 50 hours with no food or sleep." The lone survivor of the attack A. A. Kasav is said to have told interrogators the attack was meticulously planned six months ago at a training camp in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, a Muslim graveyard in Mumbai has said it will not bury the nine dead gunmen.
Spokesman Hanif Nalkhande said: "They are not Muslims. Islam does not permit this sort of barbaric crime."