Sushmita Banerjee
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Indian diarist Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan

An Indian woman, who wrote a popular memoir about her escape from the Taliban, has been shot dead in Afghanistan by suspected militants, police say.

Sushmita Banerjee, who was married to an Afghan businessman, was killed outside her home in Paktika province.

The book about her dramatic escape in 1995 became a best-seller in India and was made into a Bollywood film in 2003.

Emily Thomas reports.

  • 06 Sep 2013