Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Friday announced Rs 10 lakh reward to anyone who provides clues about the killing of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh.
The announcement was made by Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, a day after the city police asked public to share any information that they may have in connection with the case through a specific phone number and e-mail id.
“Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has given instructions to intensify the investigation and nab the culprits as soon as possible. We have given enough officials to the SIT if they need additional officers we are ready to give,” Reddy said.
Siddaramaiah on Friday held a meeting with the SIT on the investigation that is in progress in connection with the case.
Senior Kannada journalist and social activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead on Tuesday evening at her residence. She served as the editor of Lankesh Patrika as well. The 55-year-old editor had stepped out of her car and opened the gates when the attackers fired at her seven times. Four bullets hit her, one in the forehead.