Indian Writer Sushmita Banerjee was killed in Afghanistan
An Indian woman writer Sushmita Banerjee was killed in eastern Paktika province of Afghanistan
An Indian woman writer Sushmita Banerjee was killed by unidentified gunmen outside her home in eastern Paktika province of Afghanistan on 4 September 2013. The attackers shot her dead outside the house. The militants dumped her dead body outside a madarasa. 49-year old Sushmita was married to an Afghan businessman Jaanbaz Khan and recently moved back to Afghanistan to live with him. Her book entitled Kabuliwaler Bangali Bou, became a bestseller in 1995. The memoir was based on her experiences in Afghanistan and her escape from the Taliban captivity in the 1980s.
The book was also a theme for a Bollywood film Escape from Taliban in 2003.
Banerjee was also known as Sayed Kamala after she converted to Islam. She was working as a health worker in Paktika and had been filming the lives of local women as part of her work.