Will Ajmal Kasab's family in Pakistan demand his body?

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Mumbai, Nov 21: After his execution, 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab was buried in the premises of Yerwada jail in Pune. Kasab was hanged till death at Yerwada jail in Pune around 7.30 am on Wednesday, Nov 21. Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil confirmed the news on Wednesday morning.

Sources say that there is a possibility of his family members asking India his body. Media reports suggest Pakistani human and civil rights activist Ansar Burney has shown an intent towards taking back the body of the Mumbai attack gunman Ajmal Kasab.

'Tell my Ammi', this was the message conveyed by LeT terrorist Kasab, who was hanged on Wednesday for his involvement in Mumbai terror attack, when he was told about his Nov 21 execution, official sources said.

Accordingly, the authorities, through the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, had sent a letter to his mother through courier yesterday, fulfilling his last desire, the sources said.

Very few people know who exactly was Kasab? Specific details are hard to pin down. Indian officials originally portrayed him as a middle-class boy who spoke good English. According to media reports, he belonged to a poor family in Faridkot in the Punjab province of Pakistan and his father used to sell food.

Kasab is said to have received little education. Media reports say that he had spent his youth alternating between labouring and petty crime. In an interview with Pakistani media, a resident of Faridkot identified Kasab as his son. He said that he had left home four years before the attacks. "He had asked me for new clothes on Eid festival that I couldn't provide him. He got angry and left," Dawn newspaper quoted the man as saying.

Some sources said his father asked him to join Lashkar-e-Taiba so that he could use the money they gave him to run the family. When asked about this, Kasab's father told reporters, "I don't sell my sons."

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