Police seeks public help, release sketches of 2 suspects in Gauri Lankesh murder

Sketches of two suspects have been released by police in journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder on Saturday, but said authorities had yet to find links to any hardline organisation.

The 55 year old Journalist was known for her anti-establishment stand, was gunned down outside her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar area in Bengaluru on September 5th night.

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The Karnataka government formed a SIT headed by inspector general of police BK Singh to probe the killing that led to outrage and protests across the country.

Addressing a press conference, Singh said the investigation team could not ascertain the religion of the suspects “by external appearances like tilak or earrings” as they could be a deliberate ploy to mislead the probe.

He said officials investigated about 200-250 people in connection with the case.

People close to Lankesh, like her brother Indrajit who had a falling out with her in 2005 over the functioning of Lankesh Patrike, and Maoist leaders who have come above ground, were questioned in the case.

-PTC News