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The body of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was laid to rest with state honours a day after she was gunned down by unidentified assailants, as the damp weather condition in the city matched the sombre mood.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, JD(S) MLA B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan, multi-lingual actor Prakash Raj, playwrights, theatre personalities, journalists and social activists were in attendance.
Besides, a large number of people thronged the TR Mill crematorium to pay their last respect to Gauri. Rains washing away their tears.
Rains could not dampen people's respect for 55-year-old Gauri, known for her Left-leaning and anti-right wing stand.
She was shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants from close range at her residence here last evening.
The killing has drawn widespread condemnation.
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