South Indian scholar who criticized idol worship, superstition gunned down at home

August 31, 2015 10:07 AM

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NEW DELHI – Indian police are investigating the weekend murder of a scholar who was known for his outspoken criticism of idol worship and religious superstition.

The shooting of M.M. Kalburgi at his home shocked Indian civil society and led to an outpouring of grief as his body was cremated Monday in his hometown of Dharwad in southern India.

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