21-gun salute, state funeral for slain scribe Gauri Lankesh

Written by Newsroom Staff September 6, 2017 18:03

Bengaluru: Gauri Lankesh, the journalist who was killed at point-blank range as she returned from work and headed to her house after parking her car, has been accorded a state funeral.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was present at the journalist’s funeral. Earlier, he called the called the murder an “assassination on democracy”.

Journalists from across the country gathered and demanded justice amid call for standing up to forces trying to the muzzle the voices of dissent.

According to media reports, CCTV footage from near the residence of Gauri Lankesh has the picture of the man who fired at her.