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Hope justice is delivered soon: I&B Min. Smriti Irani on Gauri Lankesh's murder

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 September 2017, 11:28 IST
(ANI)

Union Cabinet Minister of Textiles and Information and Broadcasting (Additional Charge) Smriti Irani on 6 September condemned the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh, adding that she hoped that justice is delivered soon.

Irani took to Twitter and wrote, "Condemn killing of #GauriLankesh. Hope speedy investigation is conducted &justice delivered. Condolences to the family."

She further extended her condolence to her family members.

Lankesh was killed on 5 September at her residence in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar by some unidentified assailants at around 8-8:30 pm.

As per reports, three bullets were pumped in her body.

Reportedly, Lankesh's body has been shifted to Victoria hospital for post-mortem and the cremation will take place on 6 September.

Lankesh was the editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a tabloid described as an "anti-establishment" publication.

-ANI

First published: 6 September 2017, 11:28 IST
 
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