Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead in her Bengaluru home
Lankesh edited the anti-establishment Lankesh Patrike. The general consensus seems to be that she was killed for her views. Photograph: (ANI)
Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at her home in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar on Tuesday evening.
News reports said she died from multiple bullet wounds to her body.
Lankesh edited the Gauri Lankesh Patrike, which is seen as being "anti-establishment."
There has been a shootout at #GauriLankesh's house this evening; she is no more. Body found in her veranda: M.N. Anucheth, DCP, West— ANI (@ANI) September 5, 2017
"There has been a shootout at Gauri Lankesh's house this evening; she is no more. Body found in her verandah," MN Anucheth, DCP West, said.
"This is a cowardly act, she is just a writer & journalist, not a terrorist or naxalite," ANI reported her friend Dwarkanath as saying.
Karnataka home minister Ramalinga Reddy said, ""There are two CCTV cameras; three teams are working on this."