Family, activists pay tribute to slain Gauri Lankesh


Team Udayavani, Sep 6, 2018, 3:03 PM IST

Bengaluru : A year after the death of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, hundreds of people paid moving tributes to her in the city.

Gauri (55) was shot dead in front of her house on September 5, 2017.

Thought a year-long probe into Gauri’s killing by the Karnataka’s Special Investigation Team led to the arrest of a dozen suspects, including Parushuram Wagmare, 26, who is alleged to have shot her, and his accomplices, the police are yet to confirm who was or were behind her assassination.

Activists, writers, journalists, artistes, lawyers and student leaders joined the march. 

Social activist Swami Agnivesh, Gujarat legislator Jignesh Mewani, former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, senior journalists Siddarth Varadarajan and Teesta Setalvad and multi-lingual actor Prakash Raj joined the family.

The Gauri Media Trust released the first issue of her tabloid (Lankesh Patrike) in Kannada at the “Freedom of Expression Meet” in Central College, a year after its publication was suspended due to her sudden and untimely death.

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