Gauri Lankesh was an Indian journalist-turned activist from Bangalore and was shot dead by an unknown assailant outside her home. This dreadful incidence caused the waves of protests all over the country.
She had burnt out 16 years of life as a journalist and was notorious for advocating freedom of press. She is called as firebrand journalist because she was very clear in her objectives and never minced the words. Despite the rain thousands of people queued up to pay their last respect to the slain journalist. She fought with the establishment for the cause of the Dalits, farmers and supported the progressive thinking groups.
he killers were wearing helmet and the murder was professionally well planned and it appears to be very difficult to identify the culprits. The Karnataka CM has announced the formation of special investigation team while as the BJP demanded a CBI probe. The Centre and the State Governments should take serious action to incite confidence in the common man and give assurance that such incidence does not repeat in future.