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.