26/11: MV Kuber’s owners attempt suicide

The ill-fated vessel was hijacked by Mohammed Ajmal Kasab and nine other Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists to carry out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which left 166 people dead.

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2011, 13:02 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Porbander: MV Kuber, the ill-fated boat that was hijacked by terrorists to reach close to the Mumbai coast to launch the 26/11 attacks has once again come in the limelight. Narsinh Masani, the brother of the owner of fishing vessel attempted suicide, last Monday, alleging police harassment.

Reports suggested that he consumed poison at his residence. He was immediately admitted to nearby hospital; his condition is said to be stable.

Narsinh Masani has blamed police for attempting suicide. Masani has alleged that police in the last few days has continuously harassed him and asked about his source of income and also allegedly beat up his men.

Meanwhile, Hiralal Masani, Narsinh`s brother and owner of Kuber boat said his brother was facing mental and physical torture by one Deputy SP level officer of the district.

"Due to the continuous and unwanted torture Narsinh attempted suicide last night," Hiralal said.

Some reports also claimed that, Hiralal Masani also attempted suicide over police atrocities.

Last year, Hiralal Masani had said, the trawler has been lying at Porbandar shores unused. He had also claimed the vessel was haunted and performed scores of rites to get rid of the evils.

The ill-fated vessel was hijacked by Mohammed Ajmal Kasab and nine other Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists to carry out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which left 166 people dead.

Ajmal Kasab, a Pakistani national, was sentenced to death by the trial court, but he has appealed against verdict in the Bombay High Court.