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Want CBI to probe journalist Gauri Lankesh's murder: Family

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at her home in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar. Photograph: (DNA)

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Sep 06, 2017, 06.39 AM (IST)

Indrajit Lankesh, brother of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead at her home in Bengaluru has requested CBI to probe his sister's death. 

News reports said she died from multiple bullet wounds to her body on Tuesday evening. 

Lankesh edited the Gauri Lankesh Patrike, which is seen as being "anti-establishment."  

"We've seen Kalburgi issue that state investigated & with sadness I say they've not done anything. She was shot in her chest. CCTV captured everything. I requested the police to open it in front of me and my mother," Indrajit Lankesh.

"It is a traumatic period for the family. In this time of crisis, Gauri's wish to donate her eyes was honored," he said.

"She was an activist, she was doing her job, there were no threats as far as we know. Her dream was to donate eyes. In this moment of pain, a little relief I've found as a patient got eyesight," Indrajit added.

"Union Minister, DV Sadananda Gowda is in agreement with the Karnataka government to hand over the case to CBI," he asserted.

Meanwhile, a series of protests have unfolded in Karnataka. The public has come out on the streets with candle light vigils to demand justice for Gauri Lankesh's murder. 

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