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Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT holds press conference, releases CCTV footage of one suspect

“There Are Two Suspects And Sketches Are Similar Because They Are Made By Two Artists Based On Different Eyewitness Accounts,' Said Police SIT.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Tahir Qureshi | Updated on: 14 Oct 2017, 12:23:15 PM

New Delhi:

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the killing of senior Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh while addressing a press conference on Saturday morning informed that based on the information they have made sketches of the suspects which they would be releasing. 

The SIT also appealed to people seeking their cooperation. 

BK Singh, Police SIT Chief said that they also have the video of the recce done by the suspects.  

“There are two suspects and sketches are similar because they are made by two artists based on different eyewitness accounts,” said Police SIT.

Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at close range by unknown assailants at her home on the night of September 5.

"We have investigated 200-250 people in connection with the case and there is no confirmation that the weapons are same (Gauri Lankesh and MM Kalburgi case). That information (Sanathan Sanstha) is only in the media, from our side there is no information of any organisation till now," said BK Singh, Police SIT.  

Singh added that the religion of suspects cannot be ascertained by external appearances like tilak or earrings as it could be done to mislead the probe.

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First Published : 14 Oct 2017, 11:37:47 AM