Gauri Lankesh’s death: Cops hunt for killers, Bengaluru on high alert


 

Gauri Lankesh’s death: Cops hunt for killers, Bengaluru on high alert

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her house on Tuesday night.
  • Police commissioner has directed all DCPs to carry out nakabandi across the Bengaluru city.
  • last night at 10pm, activists and supporters of Gauri staged a flash protest at Corporation Circle.
  BENGALURU  SEPT 6 : The Karnataka Police is on the hunt to trace and nab the killers of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh. Following journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh’s murder+ on Tuesday night, police commissioner T Suneel Kumar directed all DCPs to carry out nakabandi across the city.
As a precautionary measure, check posts were erected on all main roads. Cops were deployed at toll gates in Nelamangala, Hosur Road and NICE Road and all vehicles entering and exiting the city were subjected to stringent checks.THE TIMES OF INDIA reported.”Three special teams set up to crack the case are on the lookout for the suspected assailants. We are taking the movements of people and vehicles at check posts and inter-state borders,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) M.N. Anucheth said.

“We have alerted our counterparts in the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu as well,” said Anucheth.

Lankesh, 55, editor of Kannada tabloid ‘Gauri Lankesh Patrike’, had parked her car outside the gate of her residence and was walking to the main entrance when the attackers fired at least seven rounds. As she ran to the door, three bullets hit Lankesh in the head, neck and chest, while four struck the front wall of the house. Lankesh died instantly, police said.

On Tuesday night, activists and supporters of Gauri staged a flash protest at Corporation Circle, condemning the death of the senior journalist. Similar protests were held in other parts of the state, including Dharwad and Gadag.

Union minister Smriti Irani also condemned the heinous crime, urging for a speedy justice.\

Condemn killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh. Hope speedy investigation is conducted & justice delivered. Condolences to the family.


M K Vidyaranya

M K Vidyaranya

Senior Journalist, Executive Editor at Media World , worked as the Chief of Bureau of the Press Trust of India (PTI) national news agency’s Karnataka Unit also worked as a Senior Journalist in Vijay Times (now defunct) , Karnataka’s second largest circulated English daily.(Times of India group). My father late M R Krishnamurthy who died at the age of 81 (20 years ago) was a Freedom Fighter and Journalist who had worked for Indian Express, Kannada Prabha, Viswakarnataka, Tainadu, Janavani and other news papers. I was also editing few evening English newspapers, weeklies and fortnightlies. besides running the FAXNEWS News agency.

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