Editor and Social Activist Gauri Lankesh 55,was shot dead outside her residence in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar,Bangalore by three unidentified assailants. She was editor of Kannada tabloid “Gauri Lankesh Patrika”. She had got out of her car to open the gate of her house around 8 p.m.when assailants fired at her and killed her on the spot.
Hundreds of activists from across the country expressed their shock and grief on social media and television channels. Her brother Indrajith Lankesh also a journalist demanded a CBI probe into the incident.