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Infamous Indian Bandit Killed

The most wanted man in India has met his end. For decades, Koose Muniswamy Veerappan eluded capture in the forests of southern India as he smuggled ivory and sandalwood worth millions and terrorized villagers. After a long undercover operation, authorities killed him in a late-night shoot-out. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

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Philip Reeves
Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.