Brother demands CBI probe, sister opposes it

Gauri Lankesh's mother Indira Lankesh talking to her son Indrajit Lankesh during the protest rally in Bangalore

Gauri Lankesh's mother Indira Lankesh talking to her son Indrajit Lankesh during the protest rally in Bangalore

Speaking after paying his respects to the feisty editor of Lankesh Patrike at her grave in Chamarajpet on her 56th birth anniversary on Monday, he said it has been five months since the investigation by the SIT began and it had made no headway.

Freedom fighter HS Doreswamy said if Karnataka votes for BJP then "the saffron party which is already in power in 20 states will also take another 10 states into its hands".

Karnataka's political atmosphere is getting charged up with assembly elections round the corner and the state's ruling Congress and the opposition BJP have been trading charges over communal polarisation and minority appeasement as election campaigning picks up pace.

Newly elected Gujarat Legislative Assembly member, Jignesh Mevani is determined to prevent any Dalit vote for BJP by campaigning for three weeks in Karnataka.

Lankesh, 55, was shot dead as she entered her house in the IT hub of Bengaluru on September 5.

Police sources didn't divulge details but only said that the probe has been making progress.

However, Indrajit, the brother of late noted journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh said that he will seek a CBI probe into her murder. It's been nearly five months now. the investigation is like stagnant water.

"The SIT team has been in touch with me and is giving progress updates". However, his other sibling Kavitha Lankesh told reporters that the special investigation team had been updating her on the probe and that there has been "good progress". Indrajit Lankesh said he would not attend the "Gauri Day" event at Town Hall in Bengaluru on Monday. "I trust them", she said. But one thing is true. "For many people, including me, Gauri's death has come as a wake-up call. It was only after her death that I realised that we should be aware of what's happening in society", Kavitha, fighting her tears, told the gathering at the Gauri Day event.

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