New DELHI: As journalists and activists condemned the shooting of noted Bengaluru reporter Gauri Lankesh, describing it as vendetta for her fearless stand against divisive politics, some on Twitter, who claimed ties to BJP leaders, boiled over with hatred.
Ashish Mishra, whose profile declares "I am Hindu and Team Modi", and whose profile photo shows him with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, said Ms Lankesh, 55, deserved her ending. He is followed by union ministers including Ravi Shankar Prasad
On LinkedIn, he claims that since last year, he has served as the social media advisor to the IT Minister.
Nikhil Dadhich, who is followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, abused Ms Lankesh in his post which was later deleted.
Few comments were more revulsive than this one by Jagrati Shukla, who says on Twitter that she has worked for Network 18 and Zee Media.
But she also shared rape threats received in response to her post as evidence that unacceptable abuse pours on the extremities of all groups irrespective of their political alignment.