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Slain journalist Gauri Lankesh laid to rest with State honours

Lankesh was gunned down by unidentified assailants at her residence on Tuesday

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Gauri Lankesh, last tributes, Siddaramaiah
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah pays last tributes to the mortal ramains of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru.

The body of senior was laid to rest with 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.

As the body was laid to rest in the Lingayat burial ground in the crematorium, slogans like 'Amar Rahe' and 'Zindabad' filled the air.

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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First Published: Wed, September 06 2017. 19:40 IST