The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday sought a detailed report from the Karnataka government on the killing of senior Kannada journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, an official said.
“Ministry of Home Affairs has asked for a report from the Karnataka government on the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh,” a Home Ministry official told IANS, requesting anonymity.
Lankesh was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday night. She was an editor of popular Kannada tabloid ‘Lankesh Patrike’.
The Karnataka government on Wednesday said a Special Investigation Team will probe the killing of Lankesh, even as protests erupted across the state condemning the murder.