The SIT released sketches of 2 suspects who were reportedly directly involved in the crime.

Portraits of 2 suspects in Gauri Lankesh murder released SIT asks public to help
news Gauri Lankesh Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:24

One and a half months since she was murdered, the Special Investigation Team probing the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh have released portraits of suspects in the case. On Saturday morning, the SIT called for a press meet in Bengaluru, where they released portraits of two suspects, pieced together from various CCTV footages and from eyewitness accounts.

According to reports, both suspects were directly involved in the crime.

"Based on the information collected during the investigation, we have prepared sketches of suspected accused persons in this case. It is also suspected that these persons have stayed ion the area nearby the residence of Ms Gauri Lankesh," a press release by the SIT said.

During the press meet, SIT Chief BK Singh ruled out 'professional enemity' as the reason for the murder.

"We have also obtained video clips of a motor cycle rider, who is suspected to also be involved in the commission of this offence," the note added.

The SIT has also asked the public to help with any information about the suspects, or the motor cycle rider in the video released by them. 

While 3 sketches were released by the police, these were variations of the portraits of two people, they informed media persons.

On September 5, Gauri was murdered in cold blood right outside her residence by a masked man on a two-wheeler. The assailant had pumped Gauri with four bullets at point blank range, killing her instantly.

The murder of the outspoken journalist-activist triggered off angry reactions across the country, with thousands of people taking out marches to protest her killing.

Note: Those who have information about the suspects can contact 9480800202 or sit.glankesh@ksp.gov.in. They can also WhatsApp information to 9480800304 or 9480801701.

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