Family members of Amar Singh Solanki, a boatman who was killed prior to the terror strike in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, have demanded severe punishment for Ajmal Ameer Kasab, the lone surviving militant, involved in the attack.

“The militant (Kasab) killed my husband and many other people. So, the accused must get severe punishment. He must be hanged till death for killing various innocents. I am trying very hard to educate my children so that they don’t need to go for fishing. We are terrified after what happened to my innocent husband,” said Solanki’s wife, Ben.

It maybe recalled that ten gunmen from Pakistan arrived in Mumbai via the sea route at sunset on November 26, 2008 and started firing indiscriminately at a busy railway station, a Jewish settlement, a popular café and two luxury hotels.

Several innocents were held hostage over the next three days and at least 166 people were killed before Indian commandos smoked out the terrorists on November 28, 2008.

Kasab is facing the gallows and the Bombay High Court is hearing his appeal against death sentence.

India blames Pakistan for fostering militants and says elements within the state were behind the Mumbai attacks in 2008.

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