Gauri Lankesh Investigation: Killers may be nabbed within a few weeks

Gauri Lankesh

Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said that the Special Investigation Team which is probing the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh had clues about the assailants, which could not be disclosed at the moment.

Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in an audacious attack here over two months ago. The killers will “100 percent” be nabbed in a few weeks according to Karnataka home minister Ramalinga Reddy reports Firstpost.

Reportedly, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the killing has clues about the assailants, but they cannot be disclosed at the moment.

Gauri Lankesh, 55, was shot dead outside her home in west Bengaluru on the evening of September 5, after she returned home from work.

“Unlike in the murder cases of (Narendra) Dabholkar and (Govind) Pansare (in Maharashtra), the SIT has definite clues and knows the identities of the people behind the murder of Gauri Lankesh. Their identities will be revealed this month,’’ said Reddy as per the Indian Express. The report further adds, the SIT has found that Lankesh’s killers studied her home and activities not just on the day of the murder, but also a few weeks prior to it.

“Who has done it…I am aware of it thanks to an update provided by the SIT. But I cannot disclose it now,” Reddy said at a meet-the-press programme organised by the Press Club of Bangalore and the Bangalore Reporters’ Guild’.