Gunman to undergo tests

THE only surviving gunman from the Mumbai massacre is to undergo medical tests to determine his age after he claimed to have been a minor at the time of the assault, which would allow him to escape the death penalty.

Judge ML Tahiliyani said a radiologist and a forensic dentist would examine Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, a Pakistani who has been charged with murder and waging war against India.

Prosecutors say Kasab and nine other gunmen, who were killed during the siege, are responsible for the deaths of 166 people.

Ahead of his trial that began last week, Kasab’s lawyer, Abbas Kazmi, said his client was 17 at the time of the attacks.

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