Journalist Gauri Lankesh Shot dead

Vastavam web:a senior journalist and activist in Bengaluru, who has revealed many scams and irregularities with his pen was shot dead outside her home in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on Tuesdayev ening. Police said her body was found on the porch of her home in West Bengaluru. Ms Lankesh had just reached home and was about to enter when unidentified men shot at the 55-year-old journalist from close range; three bullets hit her, one on the forehead. A total of seven bullets were fired out of which four missed the target and hit the wall of the house. Three bullets had hit her — two in her chest area and one in the forehead, Bengaluru Police Commissioner TSuneel Kumar said. Police have recovered four cartridges from the spot. Her body was taken to Victoria Hospital for a post-mortem. She ran the weekly Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a Kannada tabloid. Like her father, who was a noted Kannada writer, Gauri Lankesh faced opposition and criticism of her journalism. In November 2016, she had been found guilty of defamation in a case involving BJP MP Prahlad Joshi and had been sentenced to six months in jail. She was out on bail.