Bengaluru : In what can be termed as a good news, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the killing of Gauri Lankesh on Saturday released the sketches of suspects, along with footage obtained from CCTV cameras installed near the slain journalist’s house.
It is worthwhile pointing out that Lankesh was gunned down by unidentified assailants in front of her residence here on September 5. The 21-member SIT released the sketches, prepared on the basis of information collected from witnesses, and the CCTV footage more than five weeks after she was killed.
“There are only two suspects, but we have released three sketches, based on the accounts of two witnesses…We have released two sketches of one of the suspects because they were drawn by two professional painters,” SIT chief B K Singh told reporters here.
If sources are to be believed, team had questioned around 200-250 people in connection with its probe, Singh said the assailants had used a 7.65 mm country-made pistol to gun down the veteran journalist. “We have also ruled out any professional rivalry behind Lankesh’s killing. In other words, no journalist was involved in it. But, all other angles (including Naxal and personal) are being probed,” he added.