Gauri Lankesh, journalist, the writer was shot dead in front of her house at Rajarajeshwari Nagar by unidentified assailants on September 5. Here is a complete account of what exactly happened from the time Gauri Lankesh left her office on a fateful day till she was laid to rest.
Gauri left office at Gandhi Bazar after approving this week's edition and also charted plans for Dasara and Deepavali editions.
She reached her residence at Rajarajeshwari Nagar. Parked her car white Toyota and before she could enter helmet borne assailant shot at her.
Gun shots were heard.
Neighbours came out and saw Gauri in a pool of blood. They informed the police about the incident.
RR Nagar Police reached the spot, and primary inspection was done.
The news broke on the TV and internet media.
Police Commissioner T Sunil Kumar reached the crime spot and got the first-hand information. He came to know about the involvement of bike and helmet borne assailants who shot at Gauri. It is said another person was standing near her residence and probably giving information about victim's movement.
He announced formation of three special teams, headed by West DCP Anuchet
Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy reached the spot and sought information about the incident. He assured fair probe, and that honest effort will be made to nab the culprits.
Gauri's body shifted to Victoria Hospital for an autopsy. Meanwhile, her supporters and activists stage state-wide protest condemning human rights violation.
Activists gather and hold candle light vigil and demand justice at the Corporation Circle in Bengaluru.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah held press meet and condemned the murder. He hinted at handing over the case to CID. Activist and supporters from all over the state and other places leave for Bengaluru to get her last glimpse at Ravindra Kalakshetra.
Police start preparation for the final viewing of the body at Ravindra Kalaksetra
Activists, students and journalists from cross news publication and new media gather to condemn the murder.
Post mortem begins.
Protest at Bengaluru Press Club by various organisations condemning the shootout.
Social activist SR Hiremath, Additional Chief Secretary, JD(S) leader Shafiulla and other activists join the protest.
Postmortem concluded. Before that, her corneas were extracted and donated to Minto Eye Hospital.
Gauri's body was taken for public viewing. Meanwhile, under the leadership of DCP central Chandragupta, over 500 police personnel made arrangements for a peaceful darshan.
The body reached Ravindra Kalakshetra. Over 10, 000 people witnessed the last darshan.
Ministers UT Khader, Umashree MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan also joined the family in expressing condolences and managing the crowd.
CM Siddaramaiah along with Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya arrived and paid their homage. Writers including Baraguru Ramchandrappa, Chandrashekhar Kambar and other also paid their respects.
The body was taken to Chamarajpet burial ground. Supporters shouted slogans 'Gauri Amar Rahe'.
5:30 PM to 6 PM
Last rites were performed at Veerashaiva Rudrabhumi and Gauri Lankesh was laid to rest.