Kasab suffers from stomach ailment, may undergo operation

Lone surviving Pakistani gunman of 26/11 terror attack Ajmal Kasab is suffering from a stomach ailment and may have to undergo a surgical procedure after the court pronounces its verdict on Sunday, police said.

Mumbai: Lone surviving Pakistani gunman of 26/11 terror attack Ajmal Kasab is suffering from a stomach ailment and may have to undergo a surgical procedure after the
court pronounces its verdict on Sunday, police said.

"Kasab has been suffering from a stomach disorder. He
cannot have full meals at one go and takes little food at
regular intervals. If he eats even a bit larger quantity he
vomits," said a senior police officer on condition of
anonymity.

Though media reports have claimed he was suffering from
hiatus hernia (the protrusion of the upper part of the stomach
into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm),
there has been no official word on it.

Kasab, who has been lodged in a special cell at Arthur
Road jail, would undergo the operation sometime after the
special court delivers the verdict, he said.

However, the officer did not specify when or in which
hospital the surgical procedure would be conducted.

Kasab was earlier admitted to the St George Hospital for
a week after he had complained of chest pain.

PTI

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