Gauri Lankesh’s Killing Very Alarming: Mamata


Kolkata: The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday condemned the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru and described it as “sad and very alarming”.

She said this at an event here.

Banerjee had condemned the incident on Twitter last night also.

“Saddened at the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru. Most unfortunate. Very alarming. We want justice (sic),” she had written on the micro blogging website.

The Press Club, Kolkata also condemned the killing and demanded that the culprits be booked at the earliest.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled to be held in front of the Press Club in the evening.

Lankesh (55), known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views on Hindutva politics, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her Bengaluru residence last evening.