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Forgive me, just doing my duty

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - The hangman who carried-out the execution of Afzal Guru, convicted in the Parliament attack case, was brought from outside Delhi. As part of norms, the hangman while executing Afzal tendered his apology by saying that “he is performing his duty”.

Talking to this newspaper, Director General (Prisons) Tihar Jail, Vimla Mehra, said, “We called a hangman from outside Delhi”.

However, she refused to divulge more information. “He was hanged traditionally as other death convicts are hanged,” said

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