Ajmal Amir Kasab, a Pakistani convicted in 26/11 terror attacks, was not aware of Osama bin Laden’s death till he overheard jail staff discuss how the al-Qaida chief was killed in a US operation.
When jailors told Kasab about Osama’s death, he replied, “Toh mein kya karoon? (So, what can I do?)
Soon after, he had a volley of questions for the jail staff: “Is he really dead? Who killed him? Where was he killed? Was he alone then?” He seemed desperate to know about Osama’s death, said a jail source.
Kasab is lodged in a high security cell in Mumbai Central prison. He cannot talk to anyone. He overheard the jail staff while standing near the door of his cell.
The policemen guarding the cell had a Marathi newspaper. They gave it to Kasab when asked for it, said the source. Though he could not read the Marathi newspaper, he looked at it closely.
The policemen, who rarely talk to Kasab, told him that Osama was killed by the US and buried. Economic Times