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Kasab suffers from stomach ailment, may undergo operation

india Updated: May 02, 2010 12:57 IST

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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 Monday, 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.