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Whistleblowers Murdered Show Hazard of Exposing India Corruption

The shooter managed with one bullet what dozens of threats had failed to do: silence Shehla Masood.

The 38-year-old businesswoman in the central Indian city of Bhopal had used India’s Right to Information Act to expose local corruption after she kept losing on government contracts. She died from a gunshot on Aug. 16 after getting into her car near her home. The murder is unsolved.