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Union Minister Sadananda Gowda asks Karnataka Government to hand over Gauri Lankesh murder case to CBI

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 September 2017, 11:55 IST
Gauri Lankesh shot dead (ANI)

Union Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on 6 September said that the Karnataka Government should hand over the murder case of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

"The Karnataka Government should hand over the Gauri Lankesh murder case to the CBI," Gowda told ANI.

Senior journalist Lankesh was shot dead on 5 September at her residence in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Naga by some unidentified assailants at around 8-8:30 p.m.

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

Lankesh's body was later shifted to the Victoria Hospital for the post-mortem.

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

-ANI

First published: 6 September 2017, 11:55 IST
 
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