Gauri Lankesh, 55, a critic of right-wing ideology and a fierce advocate of secularism, was shot as she returned home early in September from her office in Bengaluru. A man wearing a helmet to conceal his face was recorded on security cameras as he shot her in the chest.
Protests had erupted across the country condemning the murder of Gauri Lankesh.
Last week, the Karnataka government had said that the killers of Bengaluru journalist, who published a weekly newspaper, have been identified but evidence is still being collected to prove their guilt.
“We know who it is,” Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy had told NDTV, but declined to elaborate, explaining that disclosing more information could jeopardize the case.
Ms Lankesh’s killing has triggered outrage in part because some Twitter users claiming affiliation to the BJP celebrated the manner in which she was murdered.
Source: New feed