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Smriti demands speedy probe into journalist Lankesh’s killing

Smriti demands speedy probe into journalist Lankesh’s killing

New Delhi: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday condemned the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh at her Bengaluru home and demanded a speedy investigation.

“Condemn killing of… Gauri Lankesh. Hope speedy investigation is conducted and justice delivered. Condolences to the family,” Irani said in a tweet.

Lankesh, 55, editor of a Kannada tablod, was shot dead by three unidentified men who fired seven bullets at her soon after she returned home from office. Karnataka Police has launched a probe.

—IANS