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David Headley, battles for life after being assaulted for being Islamic terrorist


New Delhi, July 24: David Headley, who was convicted for his role in the Mumbai 26/11 attacks is battling for life after he was attacked by two inmates at the Metropolitan Correction Centre in Chicago.

David Headley

The attack is said to have taken place on July 8. He was attacked by two inmates as he had been a double agent working with the ISI and also for his Islamist terror links.

Reports suggest that he had to be rushed to hospital as his injuries were grievous in nature. He has been admitted to the critical care unit unit and is under 24/7 supervision.

The two men who had attacked Headily are brothers and were imprisoned for several assault cases on police personnel.

Headily was tasked by the ISI and Lashkar-e-Tayiba to conduct a reconnaissance in Mumbai. During his stay he gathered details and prepared maps of the targets which were attacked by ten terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

In February 2016, he had deposed through video conferencing before a Mumbai court. He was however not deported to India from the United States as he had entered into a plea bargain deal with the FBI.

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