Photos: Family and friends bid tearful adieu to Gauri Lankesh
Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh's mother Indira Lankesh (R) and sister Kavitha Lankesh (C) wait for her body to brought to the Ravindra Kalakshetra cultural centre in Bangalore. All pics/PTI
Thousands of people bade tearful farewell to renowned Kannada journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh as she was laid to rest with full state honours here on Wednesday. All pics/PTI
Relatives, friends and the public paid their respects to her body at the Ravindra Kalakshetra cultural centre in Bangalore on September 6, 2017.
Indira Lankesh (C), mother of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh, grieves over her body at the Ravindra Kalakshetra cultural centre in Bangalore on September 6, 2017
Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh's sister Kavitha Lankesh (C) is consoled by a relative as her body to brought to the Ravindra Kalakshetra cultural centre in Bangalore
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy and a host of other leaders were present at the burial ground to pay their last respects to her
A police honour guard gave a gun-salute to the slain journalist.
Her mortal remains were buried at a cemetery in Chamarajpet in central Bengaluru.
Family friend Chiranjeevi Singh (R) consoles Kavita Lankesh, sister of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh
Gauri Lankesh hailed from the Lingayat community that does not cremate its dead.
Journalist Gauri Lankesh 's sister Kavitha Lankesh grieves near the mortal ramains of her, in Bengaluru
Her brother Indrajit Lankesh had earlier told reporters that the family would not be following any religious customs at the funeral.
Gauri Lankesh, 55, was on Tuesday night shot dead by three unidentified men who fired seven bullets at her as she returned home from her office in the city. Two bullets hit her in the chest and one in the forehead
She was the editor of popular Kannada tabloid 'Gauri Lankesh Patrike'
Journalist Gauri Lankesh 's mother Indira and brother Indrajit Lankesh grieve near the mortal ramains of her
Journalist Gauri Lankesh 's sister Kavitha Lankesh grieves near the mortal ramains of her
Protests erupted throughout the day as journalists, activists, writers, thinkers, women organisations and others gathered across the country condemning her dastardly killing.
People gathered to witness the funeral chanted "Gauri Lankesh Amar Rahe" (Long live Gauri Lankesh)