Bengaluru: The brother of late journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh on Thursday said that his sister's murder should not be politicised for political gains and all that his family cared about is justice for her.
Indrajit Lankesh, the brother of the murdered journalist, made these remarks during a press conference and talked about his family's expectations from the ongoing investigation into the case.
Lankesh said that the Chief Minister of Karnataka had asked if the case should be given to the CBI but said that all that the family wanted is justice.
He requested people to not give a political colour to his sister’s death or to use it for their personal benefits.
''For 14 years, she ran the publication with no advertisements, from her own savings. She continued our father’s legacy and I am proud of her.'' he said.
''She had no personal enmities, only ideological adversaries. She was the best friend anyone could have, her death can’t be due to personal reasons at all,'' he added further.
Earlier speaking to NDTV, Indrajit Lankesh had said that his sister had received threat letters from the Naxalites.
Gauri Lankesh headed a team of people that worked extensively for bringing Naxals to the mainstream.
"She succeeded in bringing a couple of them from naxalism to the mainstream. For that, she was getting some hate mails, hate letters," Lankesh said, adding that this is one of the angles that the police are working on as they investigate the journalist's murder.
On Tuesday evening, Gauri Lankesh had just got out of her car and entered opened the gates to her home at around 8 when she was shot dead.
CCTV footage shows a man wearing a helmet walk up to her and fire, the police said.