State funeral for slain scribe Gauri Lankesh, gets 21-gun salute

State funeral for slain scribe Gauri Lankesh, gets 21-gun salute

Little did she know, all her ambitions ended with her when she was killed on Tuesday, as two men on a two wheeler shot multiple bullets at her right outside her house. She met me recently but never spoke about any threats. Unknown assailants reportedly fired as many as seven bullets at her, and she was hit at forehead and chest regions.

At the time of her death, Lankesh was on bail appealing the verdict.

In November 2016, she was sentenced to six months in jail after a defamation case was filed against her for a report against BJP leaders.

Moreover, her brother Indrajit Lankesh demanded CBI investigation into the death.

In his interaction with the media shortly after he had chaired a meeting of senior police officials and the state's home minister Ramalinga Reddy, Siddaramaiah said that he had asked the police to take the case "very seriously". Meanwhile, as per a theory on Twitter, Congress is also being held responsible for the murder of the veteran journalist.

Mainly she fights on the Freedom of Press. "Let us see, we have constituted SIT now, let them investigate".

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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today trained guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the killing of senior journalist-activist Gauri lankesh outside her residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday night. Of Course, which is a shocking news for all the Kannada State people.

The murder of Gauri has triggered uproar on social media and across Karnataka. He wrote, "Going thru some timelines I'm blown away by d fact there's actually a bunch of people who defend d #GauriLankesh murder..."

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However, we hope Govt will take severe action on the killers.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi also expressed shock and distress over the murder on Wednesday, saying "this can't and should not be tolerated".

She went on to set up her own weekly magazine, the Gauri Lankesh Patrike. Deepest condolences to the family and hope justice is delivered soon. Dabholkar was shot on 20 August, 2013, in Pune, while Pansare was shot on 16 February in Kolhapur and died on 20 February, 2015. The Editors Guild of India "strongly condemned" the murder of Lankesh and called for a judicial probe into the incident.