Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead at her residence

Wed, Sep 06 2017, 10:54 AM

Journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, who ran the weekly Kannada newspaper Gauri ‘Lankesh Patrike’, was shot dead by unidentified men outside her home on Tuesday. About a year ago, she was found guilty of defamation in a case involving BJP MP Prahlad Joshi and had been sentenced to six months in prison but was out on bail. In the last decade, 19 journalists have been killed in India, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.