Slain Kuber crew member’s widow can’t wait to see Ajmal Kasab hanged
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While keeping Ajmal Kasab in safe custody has cost the government a fortune, the widow of one of the five crew members of fishing trawler Kuber who were killed by the terrorists is struggling to support her family of seven, which includes her three minor children and ailing in-laws.
Jasiben Bamaniya, whose husband Ramesh Bamaniya was killed by terrorists when they hijacked the fishing trawler, now works as a farm labourer and earns about Rs 50 a day.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Kasab, the lone terrorist captured alive during 26/11 attack in Mumbai, the Bamaniyas, who were pushed to extreme poverty after the only earning member of their family was killed, want him hanged immediately.
"Please hang Kasab now. And if it's not possible, hang me along with my three children as we cannot come to terms with money being spent to keep him alive when we do not have money to feed my children," said 40-year-old Jasiben, who lives in Sivasi village of Una taluka in Junagadh district.
Ramesh, tandel (captain) Amarsinh Solanki, and three others were on board Kuber when they were killed by Kasab & company.
While the beheaded body of captain Solanki, a Diu resident, was found in the boat that the terrorists left off Mumbai shore, other four bodies could never be recovered.
Jasiben, who is hardly educated, got little time to even mourn her husband's death since the responsibility of their three children, all of whom were less than 10 years of age then, and her ailing in-laws fell on her shoulders.
Jasiben has two daughters and a son, all still minor.
The eldest daughter is 12 and the youngest is seven years old and has just begun schooling.
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