Senior Journalist Gauri Lankesh Murdered At Her Residence Last Evening – Twitter Reacts

Shreemi Verma
Gauri Lankesh
Source: Twitter @gaurilankesh

Senior journalist and a vocal critic of right wing extremism, Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at her residence last night in Bangalore. As per a report on Hindustan Times, the police has said that at least three suspects were involved in this murder. Gauri was found dead in her apartment at around 8pm with bullet wounds to her head and chest.

Gauri was the daughter of famous poet-turned-journalist P Lankesh and the editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike. She often wrote against Sangh organisations and the rise of communal violence in the country and was accused of defaming two BJP ministers. Politicians, fellow journalists and artists have taken to Twitter to condone this crime.

Gauri’s death comes two years after rationalists M M Kalburgi and CPI leader Govind Pansare were shot dead and four years after anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar‘s murder in Pune.

Rest in peace.

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