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06 September 2017, 01:52 | Kara Nash
Senior Journalist Gauri Lankesh Murdered At Her Residence In Bengaluru
An Indian journalist was fatally shot Tuesday by unidentified attackers in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, police said.
Gauri Lankesh was known for her anti-establishment, pro-poor and pro-Dalit stand. "We are taking the movements of people and vehicles at check posts and inter-state borders", Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) M.N. Anucheth told IANS here.
Gauri was previous year convicted in a defamation case filed by BJP lawmaker Prahlad Joshi over a report published in her tabloid against some leaders of the party.
Born in 1962, Ms Lankesh was the older daughter of P Lankesh, who edited Kannada weekly tabloid "Lankesh Patrike" for two decades since 1980.
"Ministry of Home Affairs has asked for a report from the Karnataka government on the killing of senior journalist GauriLankesh", said Home Ministry official.
Siddaramaiah also told media that "Police has formed three teams and begun investigations".
GauriLankesh, 55, was sacked upon Tuesday evening outside her residence in Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka.
"I have spoken with the DGP (Director General of Police), and instructed him to ensure prompt and thorough investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice", Siddaramaiah said on Twitter.
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