Gauri Lankesh Murder: SIT releases sketches of suspects

Oct 15, 2017, 00:47
Gauri Lankesh Murder: SIT releases sketches of suspects

"Using a part of the face that was revealed in the footage, it was a side angle shot, we added general characteristics of Indian face types to come up with the sketches", the officer said.

Lankesh, 55, editor of Kannada weekly tabloid "Gauri Lankesh Patrike" was shot dead outside her house in the city's southwest suburb on the night of September 5, sparking outrage and nationwide protests. "We have prepared a sketch of the suspects", SIT chief BK Singh said.

The SIT has appealed to the public to provide them with any information they have on the suspects or the two-wheeler used. We have prepared a sketch of the suspects.

The team took close to two days to fine tune the picture as they wanted the sketch to be such that if any person sees it, they should be able to identify the suspect and report it to the police immediately. Apart from information collected for releasing the sketches, SIT's investigations into the murder over the last 38 days have not yielded much. "Both the suspects are 25-35 years of age", he said.

SIT also released a video footage of a bike rider wearing a full-masked helmet on a red-wine and black coloured motorcycle.

"We can not ascertain religion of suspects by external appearances like tilak or earrings as it would be misleading", he said. "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. "We have verified six terabytes of call-detail-records and we still have no clues", said a SIT investigating official. It has sought public help to nab the culprits.

The team is investigating "all the angles with a free mind", he said. Stating that there are both similarities and equal number of dissimilarities with earlier cases where some right wing groups were suspects, Singh said: "We can not, at this juncture say anything conclusively".

The police didn't confirm if the weapons used in murder of writer M.M. Kalburgi and Lankesh were similar. "While the cartridges from the Kalburgi case has now arrived, we haven't yet requested for the cartridges from the (Govind) Pansare and (Narendra) Dabholkar cases".

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Hertha Berlin 'take a knee' before Schalke match

    Hertha Berlin 'take a knee' before Schalke match

    We stand against racism and we will always fight this behaviour as a team, as a city". Hertha did so with their message being "for an open-minded world".
    Watch New Mutants trailer: The first scary X-Men film is here

    Watch New Mutants trailer: The first scary X-Men film is here

    After seeing the first trailer for The New Mutants , if you were to tell us this wasn't an X-Men property, we would believe you. It has a planned release date of 13 April 2018 (12 April in Australia) from 20th Century Fox .
    Nascar eSports Future of Racing?

    Nascar eSports Future of Racing?

    Just like modern stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have made soccer all the more popular in the United States of America. Still unsure? The series has been shown online since 2010, and the demand to watch it shows the growth is likely to continue.
  • Watford players praise manager Silva after Arsenal win

    Watford players praise manager Silva after Arsenal win

    Richarlison, a young boy of 20, is the most fouled player in the Premier League. It was not a penalty, it was a creation of the referee.
    Mobile Caps High-Speed Data At 5GB While Roaming In Canada, Mexico

    Mobile Caps High-Speed Data At 5GB While Roaming In Canada, Mexico

    The move affects all customers on its T-Mobile ONE, Simple Choice North America, or legacy rate plans with roaming. T-Mobile customers can track their LTE usage in Canada and Mexico by dialing the short code #WEB# on their phone.

    Online gambling and betting increased over 1386% during past five years

    So in as much as stakeholders are heavily spending on ads, their audience is also responding very well to what they are offering. In addition to this, there’s a wide variety of games which the platform offers to cater for all types of gamers.
  • Domino's Pizza Inc. (DPZ) Is Down After Same Store Sales Disappoint

    Domino's Pizza Inc. (DPZ) Is Down After Same Store Sales Disappoint

    The investment managers in our partner's database now have: 44.70 million shares, down from 47.14 million shares in 2017Q1. Marsico Capital Management Llc decreased Dominos Pizza Inc ( DPZ ) stake by 29.8% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.
    Final STRANGER THINGS 2 Trailer

    Final STRANGER THINGS 2 Trailer

    Along they way, they contend with supernatural forces unleashed from an alternate dimension known as the Upside Down. Right off the bat, and probably most importantly, the haircuts for season two appear to be outstanding.
    Games for real money and security in online casinos

    Games for real money and security in online casinos

    Usually, there are some doubts about the safety of online casinos since there are plenty of cheaters in the network. Software used in the online casino belongs to individual companies and not an own developments of casino owners.
  • Another win for forces: Top LeT terrorist Waseem Shah eliminated

    Another win for forces: Top LeT terrorist Waseem Shah eliminated

    Shah, a college drop-out, was responsible for recruiting young people to join the Lashkar-e-Taiba, police sources said. Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of youth at their ancestral villages in south Kashmir.
    Is Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) A Safe Bet For Investors?

    Is Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) A Safe Bet For Investors?

    Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,198 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,351,712.42. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Netflix from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Sunday, July 16th.
    Uber appeals decision to cancel its London license

    Uber appeals decision to cancel its London license

    The app enables users to book cars using their smartphones and is available in more than 40 towns and cities across the UK. Meanwhile, it is in cosy chats with TfL to see if the situation can be easily resolved.
popular