Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Senior Kannada journalist and social activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead on Tuesday night by unidentified men at her house here, said police. 'We learnt that the victim was shot dead from close range when she was standing at her house in Rajarajeswari Nagar around 8.00 p.m.,' a senior police official told IANS. Gouri Lankesh was the editor of the Kannada weekly Lankesh Patrike. She is the eldest daughter of Kannada journalist P Lankesh. Gauri Lankesh had ideological differences with right wing outfits. Last year, she was convicted in a defamation case filed by MP Prahlad Joshi, who had objected to a report against BJP leaders.

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