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imageNEW DELHI: Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged on Saturday morning, walked to the gallows in a peaceful and composed frame of mind.

"He was very peaceful and calm during the final moments. He looked very composed," a top Tihar Jail official said.

The official said Guru's family was informed about the execution.

Guru spent over 10 years on death row in the Tihar prison. He was convicted in the audacious attack on Parliament in 2001.

The mercy plea of 43-year-old Guru, who was sentenced to death in 2002 by a special court and later upheld by the Supreme Court in 2005, was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee a few days back, Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson Venu Rajamony said.

source: timesofindia

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