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Executioner needed for Indian hanging

Wanted: Executioner in India [AP]

Wanted: Executioner in India [AP]


Officials from the prison of Jorhat have a shortage of staff willing to send criminals to the gallows and have begun advertising for someone qualified for the job, UK's Metro reported.

The job description appears to be for only the one execution -- that of Mahendra Nath Das, who was sentenced to death after committing a gruesome beheading in a busy market.

Judges in India rarely hand down a death sentences, but the court felt Das' crime deserved the penalty after he ran through the street carrying the bloodied head of an official in the local transporters' union.

There have only been two hangings in the country in the past 15 years and India's most experienced practitioner, Nata Mullick, passed away in 2009 -- leaving the role vacant.







(China.org.cn June 7, 2011)

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