The murder of Bengaluru-based journalist Gauri Lankesh on Tuesday evening by unidentified assailants outside her residence has sent shock waves across the country.

According to the police officials, Lankesh had returned home in her car and was opening the gate when motorcycle-borne assailants fired at her indiscriminately, with two bullets hitting her in the chest and one on her forehead.

The 55-year-old journalist was known for her left- leaning outlook and forthright views on Hindutva politics.

Gauri Lankesh

Following the incident, several journalists took to Twitter to voice their strong reactions:

Several politicians including Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also condemned the incident and offered condolences to the family of the slain journalist.

BJP's Smriti Irani and Manish Sisodia from Aam Admi Party also expressed grief

There were reactions from the people in the film industry as well:

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