The whole nation is in a state of shock over the brutal killing of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh. The media, politicians, and everyone are shocked about how Gauri Lankesh, 55, was shot dead outside her house in Bengaluru on the night of September 5. Gauri Lankesh, who was the editor of Kannada tabloid Gauri Lankesh Patrike, was shot dead from a close range by three men just outside her house in Bengaluru.
While the Karnataka police are investigating the matter to nab the killers, protests have erupted in the areas of Bengaluru, Delhi, and Chennai. The counterparts in the neighboring states have been put on high alert and are checking people and vehicles at check posts and inter-state borders.
The shocking incident took place when the senior journalist was parking her car outside the house as she arrived. As she headed to walk towards the main entrance of her house, the killers fired at least seven rounds. According to the police, three bullets hit her in the head, neck, and chest while four struck the front wall of the house. Gauri Lankesh died on the spot.
Lankesh, 55, was the daughter of famous poet-turned-journalist P Lankesh and was the editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike. She was known for her brave writing often against Sangh organizations and communal violence in the country. She is known as an extremely fearless activist who condemned all forms of violence.
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B-town celebrities like Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Dia Mirza, Farhan Akhtar and others took to twitter, condemning the brutal death of the senior journalist.
Shameful.. what kind of society are we becoming?? Deepest condolences to the family and hope justice is delivered soon. https://t.co/OTh49Gztz8
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 6, 2017
— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) September 5, 2017
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) September 6, 2017
Another liberal, rational voice snuffed out by "unidentified assailants". Gauri Lankesh RIP. Dabholkar, Kalburgi, Pansare. Who killed them?
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) September 5, 2017
Dhabolkar , Pansare, Kalburgi , and now Gauri Lankesh . If one kind of people are getting killed which kind of people are the killers .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) September 5, 2017
To kill someone for their views is not Democracy, its beginnings of a Banana Republic, where violence speaks louder than words #GauriLankesh
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) September 6, 2017
#Gauri Lankesh shot dead outside her home.Shocking Devastating. Dabholkar Pansare Kalburgi Culprits must be punished
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) September 5, 2017
Stop all cliches #gaurilankesh. Candle light marches achieve nothing. Bring pressure on the CM to identify killers.Find them and prosecute.
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) September 5, 2017
When "intellectual" becomes an abuse, words are replied with bullets.
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) September 5, 2017
As the news progresses News Anchors are beautifully subtly pushing it between 'slip' and 'cover'. Between TMC and Congress. #gaurilankesh
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) September 5, 2017
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) September 6, 2017
Truth alone prevails. Your voice will be heard & shall turn into an echo towards justice. #GauriLankeshMurder
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) September 6, 2017
Shocked & devastated…A person I knew & admired. In recent times we have seen a sharp decline in human rights, free speech, civil liberties https://t.co/QLIZd5Myj2
— Nandita Das (@nanditadas) September 5, 2017