Indian journalist critical of Hindu extremists is shot dead in Bangalore

Source; The Guardian

 in Delhi

A senior Indian journalist and activist has been shot dead outside her home in Bangalore.

Gauri Lankesh was the editor of a Kannada-language tabloid that has frequently been critical of Hindu extremists.

Police said Lankesh, who was in her 50s, was shot by three assailants as she was entering the property on Tuesday evening and died shortly after. Officers said it was too early to speculate on the motive.

A small group of protesters formed outside her home as news of the killing spread.

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