Gauri Lankesh, noted journalist and editor of Lankesh Patrike, was on Tuesday shot dead at her residence in Bengaluru’s Rajarajeshwari Nagar.
According to police sources, Ms. Lankesh collapsed after she was shot at by three assailants as she was entering her house at around 8 pm. Her death comes two years after and bears a striking resemblance to the killing of leading progressive thinker and researcher MM Kalburgi, who was shot dead in Dharwad in August 2015.
As soon as news of her murder came all her friends started blaming RSS, Sangh, BJP And RW without any inquiry or proof, this shows how responsible and reliable journalists, activists and politicians they are. They are only good at spreading FAKE news
Shocked & angry – after Dabholkar, Pansare, Kalburgi, journalist @gaurilankesh bravely writing against Sangh, shot dead in Bengaluru
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) September 5, 2017
— Sadhavi Khosla (@sadhavi) September 5, 2017
Criticise the BJP and die? The New India, eh? Disgusting. We cannot surrender.#GauriLankesh
— ranjona banerji (@ranjona) September 5, 2017
My friend Gauri Lankesh who recently published the kannada edition of Gujarat Files shot dead. Cowards, bigots. You disgusting people
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) September 5, 2017
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) September 5, 2017