WORLD : Gandhi Killers to Hang on Friday

<i> From Times staff and wire service reports </i>

Two Sikhs convicted in the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi are to be hanged Friday, relatives of the condemned men and a government official said today.

“Today’s date is the blackest date for me, not because my father’s execution date has been fixed, but because an innocent man has lost all hopes of mercy and justice,” said Rajinder Singh, the son of Kehar Singh, 54, who will be hanged with Satwant Singh, 24. The men are not related. All Sikhs take the name Singh, which means lion in the Punjabi language.