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Smriti demands speedy probe into journalist Lankesh’s killing

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.