New Delhi sources have stated that after Gauri Lankesh was shot three times, she tried to run into her house in Bengaluru but collapsed outside, where neighbors who heard the gunshots discovered her lying in a pool of blood. Meanwhile the murder which has outraged journalists, activists and citizens was reportedly filmed by security cameras installed near Ms Lankesh's garage.
Meanwhile the house had four sets of CCTV, they said. Ms Lankesh, 55, can be seen getting out of her car after returning home at night from work. After she parks her Toyota Etios, a man wearing a helmet walks up to her and fires. Of the three bullets that hit her, one was planted in her forehead. Moreover the police suspects the man seen on camera was accompanied by two others on a motorcycle whose license plate is not revealed in the footage.
Accordingly the Congress government in Karnataka
has promised an urgent and thorough investigation. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
called her murder "an assassination of democracy." Ms Lankesh was a
fierce advocate of secularism and opposed hard-line right wing groups and