26/11 Mumbai terror strikes conspirator David Headley attacked in US detention centre, but authorities refuse to comment

Washington: The US authorities refused to comment on Monday on media reports that Pakistani-American convict in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case David Coleman Headley was battling for his life after being attacked by inmates at a detention centre.

 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes conspirator David Headley attacked in US detention centre, but authorities refuse to comment

File image of 26/11 convict David Headley. IBNlive

"We are not able to locate information about this individual," the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago said in a brief email response to PTI when asked about the incident.

According to some media reports, Headley was attacked on 8 July by two other inmates. The reports said he suffered serious injuries and was rushed to North Evanston hospital, where he was admitted to the critical care unit.

Headley has been sentenced to 35 years in prison by a US court for the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai that killed more than 160 people. Headley — who recced various Indian cities, including Mumbai before the 26/11 attacks — was arrested in 2009.

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Updated Date: Jul 24, 2018 08:30:31 IST