MIRPUR: Two death row prisoners have been executed in central jail Mirpur in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

According to jail authorities, Ghazanfar Ali had been convicted for killing his relative Raja Ilyas in 2005. Muhammad Yaqoob was convicted for killing a prayer leader Muhammad Javed in Tatta pani in 2006.

Both the convicts were awarded capital punishment by district and sessions judge Kotli in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Both were hanged early in the morning on Saturday. The bodies were handed over to the legal heirs after medico-legal formalities.