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Gauri Lankesh was killed for writing against RSS: Karnataka BJP MLA

The statement from the BJP MLA has stirred a new wave of controversy

ANI  |  Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] 

Gauri Lankesh Murder Case
Tripura University students during a protest rally at the university premises to condemn the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Photo: PTI

D.N. Jeevaraj, the (BJP) from Karnataka, has suggested that senior journalist Gauri Lankesh would have been alive if she had not spoken against (RSS).

In a video going viral, Sringeri D.N. Jeevaraj made a statement saying, "If she had not written 'chaddis' maaranahoma' (Death of RSS) in her paper that day, would she still be alive today?"

Jeevaraj made the statement in reference to an article written by Lankesh titled, 'Chaddigala Maaranahoma' meaning 'Death of the RSS'.

The added, "Gauri Lankesh used harsh words against the workers, and I respect that. But that might have been the reason for her death."

The statement from the MLA has stirred a new wave of controversy, while reports of a complaint being filed against the MLA have also surfaced.

The 55-year-old senior journalist was shot dead on Tuesday evening at her residence in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar by some unidentified assailants.

First Published: Fri, September 08 2017. 14:46 IST