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Senior Journalist Gauri Lankesh Shot Dead At Her Residence In Bengaluru

9:57 PM, Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Gauri LankeshBengaluru : In a shocking incident, senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, a well-known critic of the right wing forces, was shot dead at her house in Bengaluru.

Four people entered her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar and attacked the scribe after which she collapsed on the spot.

Gauri Lankesh was the editor of weekly tabloid magazine Lankesh Patrike, columnist in newspapers, a panelist on TV channels besides being an activist.

Lankesh was critical of the Hindutva brigade and was last year convicted in a defamation case filed by MP Pralhad Joshi who had objected to a report against BJP leaders.

Lankesh’s brother Indrajit told India Today that the case should be handed over to CBI as she had several defamation cases against her.

Incidentally, Assembly election in Karnataka are due next year.

The case is remnisciant of murder cases of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare. Dabholkar was shot on August 20, 2013, in Pune, while Pansare was shot on February 16 in Kolhapur and died on February 20, 2015. Fingers had been raised on radical Hindu outfits.

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