It's a living, right?
"Like most executioners from the times of the British Raj, Mr Masih is a
Christian. His surname is the local name for Jesus, and is a common
surname among Christians of the sub-continent.
He has sunken and
heavily wrinkled eyes, teeth turned yellow from chewing tobacco and a
heavy stammer in his speech, but a lean, 5ft 10in frame and bold facial
"Hanging is my family profession," he says.
was a hangman, and his father was a hangman, and his father and
grandfather before him - since the times of the East India Company."