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Haqqani network killed Sushmita Banerjee?

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 11:36

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Two people have been reportedly detained in connection with the murder of Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, who was killed by Taliban militants outside her residence in Afghanistan.

The suspects who have been held are members of Haqqani militant network and resided in the same village in which the slain author lived, as per a BBC news report.

The suspects were arrested on the basis of intelligence information and two Kalashnikovs, a motorbike and explosives were recovered from their possession, provincial police chief Dawlat Khan Zadran said, the BBC report stated.

Banerjee, also known as Sayed Kamala, was working as a health worker in the area.

Her last rites were performed in Afghanistan on Monday.

49-year-old Banerjee wrote “Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou" (A Kabuliwala`s Bengali Wife), a book that details the dramatic escape of a woman under Taliban rule. The book became a best-seller and was turned into a Bollywood movie.

The slain author hailed from Kolkata. She married Afghan businessman Jaanbaz Khan in India and got married to him despite her parents` disapproval.

First Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 09:42

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