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Gauri Lankesh Murder Case: SIT Releases Sketches Of Suspects

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| October 14 , 2017 , 11:51 IST

Journalist Gauri Lankesh was murdered on September 5 outside her own residence in Bengaluru. The vocal editor was known for raising her voice in many unjustified matters through her Kannada tabloid 'Gauri Lankesh Patrike'.

None of the murderers were found due to their disguised appearance during the murder. After a thorough investigation, two suspects have been identified by the Special Investigation Team.

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The SIT officers released three sketches of the suspects on Saturday. The head of 150-member SIT, BK Singh informed the reporters that two of these sketches represent the person based on varied descriptions.

"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," Singh said.

He added that a suspect was supporting a 'Tilak' on his forehead for supposedly misleading the investigators. Gauri Lankesh's supporters believe that her murder was the result of her bold statements against the Right-wing groups like the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

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Karnataka Home Minister, Ramalinga Reddy has claimed earlier this month that the Special Investigation Team had found "some clues" on Gauri Lankesh’s murders and is waiting for to gather more concrete evidence in the case before announcing the suspects.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) MN Anucheth is the main Investigation Officer in the case. For helping the police with any information in the murder case, the state government had announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh.