India hangs Mumbai attacker Kasab

Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist caught alive during the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008, was hanged this morning. 

This is according to a report on the NDTV news website. 

He had been shifted from a jail in Mumbai to the nearby city of Pune after his mercy petition was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee earlier this month. 

Since his arrest in 2008, Kasab was kept in a bulletproof cell in a jail in Mumbai. 

He was sentenced to death by the Bombay High Court in October last year after being convicted on charges ranging from treason to waging war against India. 

He then appealed to the Supreme Court, which ruled against him in August this year.