Watch: Scene Outside Gauri Lankesh’s Home Shortly After Her Death
The Quint’s reporter Arun Dev gets us a sense of what happened, right from the scene of crime.
Senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru on Tuesday night. She was reportedly killed by three unidentified assailants.
According to Bengaluru Police, four bullet cartridges were found near her body, but it is yet to be ascertained how many hit her. The Quint’s reporter Arun Dev gets us a sense of what happened, right from the scene of crime.
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Lankesh was a senior journalist who was vocal against right-wing parties in Karnataka. She frequently wrote columns for local newspapers and was the editor of a weekly Kannada magazine ‘Gauri Lankesh Patrike’.
In 2016, Lankesh was convicted for defamation for writing an article claiming three BJP leaders had duped a jeweller of Rs 1 lakh.
Journalists and prominent personalities from across the spectrum, including Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah have condemned her murder. Siddaramaiah tweeted saying not only had Karnataka lost a progressive voice, but he had lost a friend.
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