Gauri Lankesh Attackers Came To Bengaluru Week Before Crime

Last Updated: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 00:40
Gauri Lankesh Attackers Came To Bengaluru Week Before Crime
Over a month after journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her house in Bengaluru`s upscale locality, Karnataka Police today released sketches of the suspected killers and asked for "public help." The Special Investigation Team, which is probing the murder, has also released a video of the suspects that they obtained from CCTVs during the investigation.

The probe team says the attackers were in the city for at least seven days before the murder and recced Ms Lankesh`s house and locality. At least 250 people have been interrogated in connection with the case so far.

Gauri Lankesh, 55, a critic of right-wing ideology and a fierce advocate of secularism, was shot as she returned home early in September from her office. A man wearing a helmet to conceal his face was recorded on security cameras as he shot her in the chest.

Last week, the Karnataka government had said that the killers of Bengaluru journalist, who published a weekly newspaper, have been identified but evidence is still being collected to prove their guilt.

Ms Lankesh`s killing has triggered outrage in part because some Twitter users claiming affiliation to the BJP celebrated the manner in which she was murdered.
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