Suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan on Thursday shot dead an Indian woman whose memoir about marrying an Afghan and life under the Islamist militia was made into a Bollywood movie, officials said.
The killing of Sushmita Banerjee was the latest in a string of attacks on prominent women in Afghanistan, adding to fears women's rights in a country where many are barely allowed outside the house will recede even more after U.S.-led foreign forces fully withdraw in 2014.
The militants arrived before dawn at Banjerjee's residence in eastern Paktika province, which lies in Afghanistan's east — a region where the Taliban are especially influential.
Her husband, Jaanbaz Khan, answered the door, only to be quickly bound and blindfolded, provincial police chief Gen. Dawlat Khan Zadran told The Associated Press.
The militants then dragged Banerjee outside, took her to a nearby road and shot her at least 15 times, Zadran said.
The article tells how Sushmita Banerjee, at one time, made it back to her homeland of India.
Why did she go back to Afghanistan after that? The article does not say, but she went back and settled for being the second wife of the man she married. Bleh!