Mohammad Kasab, the smiling Pakistani gunman who helped in the shooting of 53 people at Mumbai's Chatrapati Shivagi Terminus railway station, was sentenced to death today by an Indian court.
Kasab - allegedly trained as a 'fedayeen' in Pakistan - was the only member of a terrorist gang who waged war over three days in the Indian city, to be captured alive.
He caused outrage amongst Indians as he made court appearances looking arrogant and cocky, but all that changed today when he was sentenced to death.
A source told us that as sentence was passed, Kasab turned to his lawyer and whispered:
"They can't hang me! That's not right. Surely they can't do that? It's barbaric and inhuman."
"Don't worry about it," his lawyer reportedly told him. "Look on the bright side - you get to be a martyr after all."
"Can I have my AK47 back?" Kasab asked.
"Certainly not," the judge announced.
A source told us that Kasab's attitude has certainly changed since he was sentenced to death. It appears that the swagger has all but disappeared and that Kasab is currently shitting himself.
"He's done nothing but whinge since sentence was passed," a prison guard told us.
Lost on the Underground. Begging for change.