On Tuesday at 7:45 pm, journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot down by motorcycle-borne assailants at the gate of her house in Rajeshwari Nagar on the outskirts of Bengaluru. Four bullets hit her, one in the forehead. She died instantaneously.
— ANI (@ANI) September 5, 2017
Gauri was a well-renowned journalist as she edited Kannada tabloid ‘Gauri Lankesh Patrike’ and also wrote columns for some other publication houses. According to the IANS, Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar said:
“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.”
Unfortunately, there were many so-called nationalists who celebrated the murder of Gauri Lankesh. Former Zee News and Network18 ‘journalist’, Jagriti Shukla wrote: “Those who blv in bloody Revolution now mourning fate of Gauri Lankesh. How does it feel to be on the receiving end?”
She further tweeted: “So, Commy Gauri Lankesh has been murdered mercilessly. Your deeds always come back to haunt you, they say. Amen.
Jagriti also compared the people who are mourning on Lankesh’s death with the Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh followers. “Apparently there isn’t much diff btwn followers of
#RamRahim & #GauriLankesh #Leftists showing their true color.”
Gauri had been convicted by the court last year in a defamation case filed by BJP MP Prahlad Joshi. She had received jail sentence and fine for an article she published in 2008 but was granted bail on the same day.
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