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Gauri Lankesh killing: SIT finds, releases enlarged picture of bike-borne murder suspect

PTI
Published : Oct 17, 2017, 9:34 pm IST
Updated : Oct 17, 2017, 9:34 pm IST

A police officer confirmed that the picture had been extracted from one of the two video clips they had obtained from a CCTV camera.

Gauri Lankesh, known for her strong anti-right wing stand, was shot dead on September 5 evening outside her residence in Bengaluru. (Photo: File)
 Gauri Lankesh, known for her strong anti-right wing stand, was shot dead on September 5 evening outside her residence in Bengaluru. (Photo: File)

Bengaluru: A special investigation team (SIT) probing the killing of noted journalist Gauri Lankesh outside her house in Bengaluru has extracted an enlarged picture of a motorcycle-borne youth, who is suspected to have conducted a recce of the area before the incident.G

A police officer, who is part of the team, confirmed that the picture had been extracted from one of the two video clips they had obtained from a CCTV camera.

Police took the assistance of a forensic science laboratory abroad to stretch the picture.

The face of the suspect was not clear because he was wearing a helmet, the officer said.

The SIT has already released three sketches of two suspects, made based on eyewitness accounts.

Gauri Lankesh, known for her strong anti-right wing stand, was shot dead on September 5 evening outside her residence in Bengaluru.

The incident had triggered widespread outrage, leading to protest rallies across the country.

The Karnataka government has formed a 21-member SIT, led by Inspector General of Police B K Singh, to investigate the case.

Tags: special investigation team, gauri lankesh murder, murder suspect, cctv footage
Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru