Gauri Lankesh case: SIT has got clues, says Karnataka minister

Elias Hubbard
October 5, 2017

Lankesh will share the annual award, instituted in memory of a Russian investigative reporter who was assassinated previous year in Moscow, with Pakistani activist Gulalai Ismail.

Talking about Gauri Lankesh, he said, "She had liked my earlier works and used to have encouraging words about my research-oriented works", The filmmaker states that he has started working on the subject and wants the investigation to come to its conclusion soon. She was addressing the media persons in Bengaluru.

"Today, we received an email from Russian Federation that my sister has been chosen for the Anna Politkovskaya Award".

Kavitha said, "It's been a month".

"Anna was an activist-journalist just like my sister". She was 48 years old when she was killed on 7 October 2006 over her reportage of the second war in Chechnya. "Five people accosted her and poisoned her", she said, quoting from the email.

"We will be happy when her (Gauri's) killers are arrested".

Indrajit said, "I have lost my sister". "I am waiting for the police to nab the culprit", he added. The SIT has learnt that the pistol is similar to the one used in the murders of rationalists M M Kalburgi, Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar. While the Special Investigation Team has not yet made any revelation in this case.

Pakistan's teenage Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, who won the award in 2013, said about Gulalai's work: "Through Aware Girls, Gulalai is training young women to advocate for their rights".

She expressed unhappiness over speculative stories appearing in the media.

Summary: Journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead by unknown assailants on September 5, has been posthumously accorded with the prestigious Anna Politkovskaya Award, instituted by Reach All Women (RAW) in War. He, however, did not share the details, saying the SIT was gathering more evidence.

As per the reports, three bullets were pumped into her body.

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