Narendra Dabholkar

20 August 2013

The editor of Sadhana, a weekly Marathi-language magazine, was killed by two unidentified gunmen on motorcycles in the city of Pune early today, according to Agence France-Presse. He was shot in the neck and back, suffering fatal injurines from which he died, police said.

Dabholkar’s magazine promotes scientific thought and covers topics including caste, politics, and religion. Dabholkar used to lecture and write on rationalism and scientific thinking in India, a country where superstitious beliefs are still rampant, according to reports.