How the 8-Month-Long Conspiracy to Murder Gauri Lankesh Panned Out
 What happened on the evening of 5 September 2017 took months of planning – eight months to be precise.
What happened on the evening of 5 September 2017 took months of planning – eight months to be precise. (Photo: Aroop Mishra/The Quint)

How the 8-Month-Long Conspiracy to Murder Gauri Lankesh Panned Out

Exactly a year ago, Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru. What happened on the evening of 5 September 2017 took months of planning – eight months to be precise.

The Quint traces the conspiracy that led to the death of the outspoken journalist and activist.

Photo: The Quint/Aroop Mishra
Photo: The Quint/Aroop Mishra
Photo: The Quint/Aroop Mishra
Photo: The Quint/Aroop Mishra
Photo: The Quint/Aroop Mishra

Following the rehearsals, all leave separately to Bengaluru on 1 September.

The attackers hire houses in Bengaluru.

Photo: The Quint/Aroop Mishra

After one of the attacker’s father passed away. The plan is put on hold. But after a wait, in August 2017, the planning resumes.

Photo: The Quint/Aroop Mishra
Photo: The Quint/Aroop Mishra
Photo: The Quint/Aroop Mishra
Photo: The Quint/Aroop Mishra

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