Senior Bengaluru Journalist Gauri Lankesh Shot 3 Times Outside Home


Media Sources

Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print


Senior Bengaluru Journalist Gauri Lankesh Shot 3 Times Outside Home

Gauri Lankesh ran the weekly Gauri ’Lankesh Patrike,’ a Kannada tabloid, and was seen as a fearless, independent and outspoken journalist.

Gauri Lankesh, a senior journalist and activist in Bengaluru, was shot dead outside her home in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on Tuesday evening. Police said her body was found on the porch of her home in West Bengaluru. Ms Lankesh had just reached home and was about to enter when unidentified men shot at the 55-year-old journalist from close range; three bullets hit her, one on the forehead, reported news agency IANS.

"A total of seven bullets were fired out of which four missed the target and hit the wall of the house. Three bullets had hit her -- two in her chest area and one in the forehead," Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar said, according to IANS.

Police have recovered four cartridges from the spot. Her body has been taken to the Victoria Hospital for a postmortem.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said three police teams have been formed to investigate the murder of Gauri Lankesh and that the culprits must be caught. "I have spoken to the police commissioner and the Director General of Police" said Mr Siddaramaiah this evening.

Gauri was the elder daughter of P Lankesh - a man who brought in a new brand of Kannada journalism. She followed in his footsteps, speaking her mind and running her own Kannada paper with views that were never careful or circumspect.  She was part of a group that worked for communal harmony. Her views were considered Leftist and anti-Hindutva.

She ran the weekly ’Gauri Lankesh Patrike,’ a Kannada tabloid. Like her father, who was a noted Kannada writer, Gauri Lankesh faced opposition and criticism of her journalism. In November 2016, she had been found guilty of defamation in a case involving BJP MP Prahlad Joshi and had been sentenced to six months in jail. She was out on bail.

The shooting has caused outrage on Twitter. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted: "Shocked to hear that the brave Journalist-Activist Gauri Lankesh has been shot dead in Bengaluru. Culprits should be nabbed at the earliest."

"Shocking and blood curdling to hear about the murder of Gauri Lankesh. These monstrous criminals must be nailed n dealt with sternly," tweeted Biocon’s chairman Kiran Mazumdar Shaw.

Two years ago, in 2015, MM Kalburgi, renowned scholar and the 77-year-old former vice chancellor of Hampi University, was also shot dead on the doorstep of his Dharwad home in Karnataka. The police are yet to make any arrests in this case.

Ms Lankesh is survived by her mother, her sister Kavitha Lankesh, a filmmaker and her brother Indrajit who also makes films and runs Lankesh Patrike.

Comments on this Article
Thomas D Souza, udupi Wed, September-6-2017, 9:28
Killing of Gauri Lankesh is a shame to the civil society and should be condemned by everyone. It’s a effort to silence the independent voices. It shows the intolerance of Hindu fundamentalists.
Agree[3] Disagree[1]

adarsh, honavar Wed, September-6-2017, 9:23
RIP.....

Police need to speed up the investigation..

How did the shooters knew she is reaching house at that particular time ?

Agree[2] Disagree[1]

Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Wed, September-6-2017, 5:51
Only COWards will kill a single unarmed Lady ...
Agree[4] Disagree[2]

Write your Comments on this Article
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment   You have characters left.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
    
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Kemmannu.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.
Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on kemmannu.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request. Hence, sending offensive comments using kemmannu.com will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Kemmannu.com be held responsible.
Similarly, Kemmannu.com reserves the right to edit / block / delete the messages without notice any content received from readers.




New NH 66 Highway: Life at risk in Santhekatte, Ka [3 Comments]
View More

Happy 52nd Wedding Anniversary.Happy 52nd Wedding Anniversary.
Obituary: Dennis Rodrigues (79), Banaswadi, Bangalore.Obituary: Dennis Rodrigues (79), Banaswadi, Bangalore.
Now Open - Vegetarian Restaurant “Hotte Thumba” at Ekta Towers, Santhekatte CrossNow Open - Vegetarian Restaurant “Hotte Thumba” at Ekta Towers, Santhekatte Cross
Mount Rosary Church Annoucement for the weekMount Rosary Church Annoucement for the week
Welcome to Diocesan Annual Eucharistic procession on 26th November.Welcome to Diocesan Annual Eucharistic procession on 26th November.
House sites for sale at Pai Vaibhav, Hampankatte, Kemmannu.House sites for sale at Pai Vaibhav,  Hampankatte, Kemmannu.
Rozaricho Gaanch - September 2017Rozaricho Gaanch - September 2017
Souza’s Mega Festival SaleSouza’s Mega Festival Sale
Read online Uzvaad:<font color=red> Read online Uzvaad</font color=red>:
Visit Axis Bank Now open in Kallianpura, SanthekatteVisit Axis Bank Now open in Kallianpura, Santhekatte
For all your travel needs contact Sequeira TouristFor all your travel needs contact Sequeira Tourist
Become a professional or part time trader or take Forex Trading as a hobby. We will provide our assistance to you in your success. Click here to know more....Become a professional or part time trader or take Forex Trading as a hobby. We will provide our assistance to you in your success. Click here to know more....
Power Care Services, MoodubellePower Care Services, Moodubelle
Contact Little Flower Tours and TravelsContact Little Flower Tours and Travels
Ganapahti Co-operative Agricultural BankGanapahti Co-operative Agricultural Bank
Read Online RaknnoRead Online Raknno
Kemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth KaanikKemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth Kaanik
Udupi TodayUdupi Today
St. Alphonsa of India
Mangalorean Fertility Physician in New York

 

Mangalorean Fertility Physician in New York

 

For information, please email nigelepereira.wcmc@gmail.com or contact Megi Zeku at 646-962-7499, prompt 3.

 

 

Thank you from Kemmannu.comContact for all your Travel, Tours and For Rent a Car

Contact Maria Travels  for all your Travel, Tours and For Rent a Car Mob: 9980889512 or 9819444307

Thanksgiving to St. Lawrance

Thanksgiving to St. Lawrance

SAHARA

Sponsored Albums