Docs: Jews Were Tortured in Mumbai

Hospital staff horrified by condition of bodies recovered from Jewish center
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2008 4:24 AM CST
Members of the Jewish community prayfor the victims of the Nariman House terror attack,at a synagogue in Mumbai yesterday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Jews taken hostage in the Mumbai attacks were tortured by their captors before being bound together and executed, the Daily Telegraph reports. Doctors in the hospital where victims' bodies were taken say the level of brutality evident was among the most disturbing sight of their careers. Six Jewish victims have been confirmed, but Israeli authorities believe the toll could rise to eight.

"I have seen so many dead bodies in my life, and was yet traumatized," said a mortician. "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."