Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh who was shot dead at her residence in Bengaluru wanted to donate her eyes after her death. Her brother Indrajit Lankesh revealed that he has fulfilled her sister’s wish of donating her eyes after her passing adding that it was her “dream”.
He further stated that in the moment of grief he has found some kind of a relief because a blind man can now see thanks to his deceased sister. “Her dream was to donate eyes. In this moment of pain, I’ve found a little relief because a patient got eyesight,” Indrajit was quoted as saying. The procedure was completed at Minto Ophthalmic Hospital.
Talking about his sister’s death, Indrajit said that Gauri was only doing her job and the family had no knowledge of any possible threats. Indrajit has claimed that the CCTV cameras installed at the gate have managed to capture everything that happened the night Gauri Lankesh was murdered.Gauri was Lankesh was reportedly unlocking the door house when she was shot dead by unidentified miscreants on September 5. Seven rounds of bullets were reportedly fired at her. While four missed the target, three hit her – two in the chest and one on her forehead killing her on the spot.
Owner and editor of a Kannada newspaper Gauri Lankesh Patrike, she was known for being vocal against the right wing ideology and policies. Protests against the murder of 55-year-old journalist were across various parts of the country. Noted journalists condemned her murder and raised questions on freedom of speech and expression in the country.
Meanwhile, the police are investigating the CCTV footage and are making efforts to nab the accused. However, none of the attackers have been identified as yet.