Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT releases sketches, videos of 2 suspects, seeks help from public

By: | Updated: October 14, 2017 12:34 PM

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to investigate the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh on Saturday, released three sketches (two of the same suspect) and videos of the suspected killers and has sought for public cooperation to find them

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The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to investigate the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh on Saturday, released three sketches (two of the same suspect) and videos of the suspected killers and has sought for public cooperation to find them. “We got some leads from the CCTVs outside Gauri Lankesh’s home. We are investigating all angles. We have so far found no link to the Dabholkar murder,” BK Singh, who is heading the SIT told reporters, ANI reported. He also added that the police have investigated 200-250 people in connection with the case. However, he said that religion of the suspects can’t be ascertained as any religious signs or marks could be a way to mislead the police.

He said, “Can’t ascertain religion of suspects by external appearances like tilak or earrings as it could be done to mislead.” It must be noted that one of the suspects sported a ‘tilak’ on his forehead, as per his statement. BK Singh, Police SIT Chief said that there is no confirmation that the weapons used for the killing of Gauri Lankesh and MM Kalburgi are same. ANI has also released a video of the suspect fleeing on the bike.

Two of the three sketches are based on different descriptions of the same suspect. As per a report by The Indian Express, one of the key findings in the investigation into Lankesh’s murder has so far been the forensic evidence that the 7.65 mm countrymade gun used to kill her was the one used to kill Kannada scholar M M Kalburgi on August 30, 2015, in Dharwad.

Gauri Lankesh, the editor of Kannada tabloid Gauri Lankesh Patrike, was shot dead outside her residence in Bengaluru on September 5 by unidentified assailants.

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