Yakub Memon's body sent for autopsy

Nagpur: The body of Yakub Memon, who was hanged at the Nagpur Central Jail here in Maharashtra early Thursday for the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, has been taken for an autopsy.

Memon was hanged at 6.35 a.m. and a medical team pronounced him dead a short while later. His body was sent for an autopsy by a team from a Nagpur hospital before being cleared for the last rites. According to present indications, the body will not be handed over to the family and the burial will take place inside the jail premises after the autopsy report is received.

Memon was hanged on his 54th birthday after several of his court appeals and clemency petitions were rejected by various courts including the Bombay High Court, Supreme Court, Maharashtra governor and the president. The last of the legal procedures continued till barely a couple of hours before the execution in the morning.

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