Gauri Lankesh’s murder: SIT releases sketches of two suspects

Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, October 14:-  The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Bengaluru Police on Saturday released the sketches of two suspects in connection with the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh.

“Based on the information we have made the sketches, now we want cooperation from the people,” the Special Investigation Team (SIT) chief B K Singh, said here at a press conference.

Singh said they had traced out that the suspects stayed somewhere in Bengaluru for a minimum seven days, adding, “It could be more than 15 days also.”

Singh further stated that they also have the video of the recce done by the suspects and they would be releasing it as well.

There are two suspects and the sketches have been made by two artistes based on accounts of different eyewitnesses, he said.

Singh emphasised that they couldn’t ascertain the religion of the suspects by their external appearances “like ’tilak or earrings’ as they can be misleading too.”

The police didn’t confirm if the weapons used in murder of writer M M Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh were similar. The SIT elaborated that they had investigated 200-250 people in connection with the case.

Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her house in Rajarajeshwarinagar by few unidentified assailants on September 5.

–(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)



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