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Gauri Lankesh Murder Case: SIT releases sketches of suspected killers

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New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team, (SIT) probing the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, on Saturday released three sketches of the suspected killers and asked for public help.

The Karnataka government formed a SIT headed by inspector general of police (intelligence) BK Singh to investigate the murder of Lankesh. The investigation team also released a video of the suspects that they got from CCTV’s during their probe.

According to police officials, the sketches have been prepared with the help of CCTV cameras footage that captured the recce as well as the shooting and also the eye-witnesses who saw the suspects in the area few days before the crime.

“Two male suspects have been identified and sketches have been prepared based on information from our technical team and information from locals,” said the investigating officer. He also said that the three sketches have been prepared for two suspects based on different accounts.

Seeking cooperation from the people, he said, “We request the public to help us find them or their hideouts in the city, across the state or country.”

Gauri(55) was shot dead outside her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar area in Bengaluru on September 5.

Recently Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy has revealed that the killers of Lankesh have been identified but the probing team is collecting evidence to prove their guilt.

Lankesh’s murder triggered national protest, alleging that it proves an intolerance of dissent.

As per sources police have investigated about 200-250 people in connection with the case.


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