A senior journalist and writer Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by assailants at her residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday evening.

Gauri Lankesh was a renowned writer and left leanings. She was also called as naxal sympathiser and left leaning.

Gauri was also someone who was had a prominent role in Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah’s government scheme of things.

Speaking on this incident, Congress spokesperson said that it’s a shocking and cowardice incident.

As per reports, around three unidentified assailants entered her house in Bengaluru and fired at her. The city police have confirmed the incident and all concerned authorities are taking stock of the situation.