Married to an Afghan businessman, 49 year old Sushmita Banerjee was killed outside her home, by suspected militants while her family was tied inside the house.
The militants, according to local police, then dumped her near a religious school. Banerjee wrote a popular memoir about her dramatic escape from the Taliban in 1995, which became a best-seller in India and the book turned into a Bollywood movie in 2003.
Video: Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan
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