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article imageMumbai Hostages Were Tortured

By Carolyn E. Price     Nov 30, 2008 in World
It is being reported that the bodies of the hostages who were captured in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack(s) bear the marks of torture. In the words of one doctor, "It was shocking and disturbing."
Doctors working at the hospital where all the bodies from the attacks on the Oberoi and the Taj hotels in Mumbai, India said that they had not seen carnage like that ever in their professional lives.
Just one look at the bodies was enough to see that a "battle of attrition" had occurred over a three day period starting on the 26th and lasting for just over 60 hours.
The Director General of India's National Security Guard is also reporting that all of the hostages were killed before NSG commandos launched a counter offensive attack against the terrorists.
The doctors, who say that Bombay has a long history of terror attacks and they are used to seeing victims of riots and bomb blasts, said:
It was apparent that most of the dead were tortured. What shocked me were the telltale signs showing clearly how the hostages were executed in cold blood.
A doctor who conducted the post-mortems on the victims added:
Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks. It was clear that they were killed on the 26th itself. It was obvious that they were tied up and tortured before they were killed. It was so bad that I do not want to go over the details even in my head again.
These reports of mutilated Israeli victims follows the killings of Mumbai-based Rabbi and Gavriel Holtzberg and his young wife Rivkah, whose Chabad House was one of the sites attacked on November 26th. Three others were killed in the attacks but miraculously, the murdered couple's toddler, Moshe, was saved by his Nanny.
In closing, it is being reported that one hundred and seventy four hostages had been killed in the terrorist attacks. Another casualty? Today, in the wake of the massacre, India's top security official, Home Minister Shivraj Patil, submitted his resignation to India's Prime Minister.
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