Man arrested over murder of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh

Man arrested over murder of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh

High-profile editor and activist was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru in September

Indian police arrested a member of a hard-line Hindu group on Friday for the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in 2017, officials said.

KT Naveen Kumar was arrested on suspicion of supplying the weapons used to kill Lankesh, according to a senior police officer, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorised to talk to media. More arrests are expected, he said.

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