Noted journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead: Protests erupt in Bengaluru

  • Noted journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead: Protests erupt in Bengaluru
06-09-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Noted journalist and activists Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at her residence in Bengaluru the previous night. Gauri Lankesh was the editor of popular Kannada tabloid Lankesh Patrike founded by her father and well-known writer P Lankesh.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has expressed shock at the murder and assured that proper probe will be conducted. She was also part of a panel formed by State government to help surrender Naxals to reform.

Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said that unidentified persons shot her from close range at around 8 PM yesterday, when she got down from her car at her residence. Reddy further said three teams comprising of senior police officials are formed to probe into the matter.

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore took twitter to denounce the incident. Condemning all acts of violence against journalists, Rathore said, this is a heinous murder.

Killing of the senior journalist known for her out spoken views is being compared with the murder of rationalist, liberal thinkers, M M Kulburgi, Pansare and Dabholkar in recent years.

Several associations of writers and journalists are holding protest in the state today demanding immediate arrest of the perpetrators of crime. Police teams appointed to investigate the crime are looking into CCTV footage to identify the suspects.

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