Zee Media Bureau/Himanshu Kapoor
New Delhi: In a new twist to the murder mystery of Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday said that Pakistan terror group was behind her killing.
With the latest claims in the murder, the suspicion is now on Pakistan as earlier a new Taliban group had taken the responsibility for the murder of the Indian author in Afghanistan alleging that Banerjee was an Indian spy.
Banerjee (49) was married to an Afghan businessman Jaanbaz Khan, and in July moved back to Afghanistan after spending around two decades in Kolkata.
The writer`s relatives and friends in Kolkata have alleged there was a conspiracy by her husband and demanded a "proper probe" into her death.
Banerjee`s book "Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou" (A Kabuliwala`s Bengali Wife), about her escape from the Taliban in 1995, became a bestseller in India and was made into the Bollywood film "Escape From Taliban" in 2003.
The memoir focused on her life in Afghanistan with her husband and her escape from the militants.