'Fearless' Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead outside of her home

Gauri Lankesh

Indrajith Lankesh, brother of Gauri Lankesh expressed confidence that the culprits will be traced soon with the help of concrete evidence from CCTV camera footage and the journalist's mobile phone.

However, she remained with one of the paper's split factions as its editor, renamed it to Gauri Lankesh Patrike, and ran it with 50 other people till the time of her death.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, there have been no convictions in any of the 27 cases of journalists murdered for their work in India since 1992.

Police said Lankesh had returned to her residence from office and was heading towards the door to her residence after parking her vehicle when the assailants fired at her.

■ The Karnataka government on Wednesday chose to form a Special Investigation Team to probe her killing. Condolences to the family. Two bullets hit her in the chest and one in the forehead.

It was reported that two bike-borne men followed Gauri's vehicle till her house, while one was waiting at her residence.

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■ The Karnataka CM said two persons have been detained in Chikkamangalur for some comments on social media regarding the incident, and the investigation is on. Senior Kannada journalist-activist Lankesh was known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views against Hindutva politics.

"Union Minister, DV Sadananda Gowda is in agreement with the Karnataka government to hand over the case to CBI", he asserted. Even the saddest part is She was gunned down in her own home just as she returned from office at around 7.45 pm on Tuesday evening.

On the Kalburgi case, Siddaramaiah conceded that there has been a delay, but said investigation was on track.

Police said they were searching for leads, but that it was too early to say who killed her. In Bengaluru, protests were held at Town Hall by writers and at Press Club by different journalist organisations.

"I spoke to the Karnataka Chief Minister and mentioned that people who did this must be caught and punished", he mentioned.

Meanwhile, the BJP, which is also under fire after Gauri's murder refuted the allegations against it in connection with the Gauri Lankesh's murder.

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