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Killed anti-Hindu Gauri for Rs 13,000, says Parshuram Waghmare

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Published : Jun 19, 2018, 4:38 am IST
Updated : Jun 19, 2018, 4:38 am IST

Parshuram told SIT officials that he met a man in Sindhagi, who assured him of all support if he was successful in killing Gauri. 

Parashuram Waghmare and journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh (Photo: File)
 Parashuram Waghmare and journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh (Photo: File)

Bengaluru: Parshuram Waghmare, who allegedly pulled the trigger on journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh on September 5 last year, has told his interrogators that though he was paid Rs 13,000 for the hit, he did it because of her anti-Hindu views.

“I didn’t do it for money. I agreed to do it because her views were anti-Hindu,” Parshuram, 29, tolf the Special Investigation Team.

He also told SIT officials that he met a man in Sindhagi, who assured him of all support if he was successful in killing Gauri.

Parshuram said that he was given an advance of Rs 3,000 for food and accommodation in the city. After the murder, an unknown man handed him Rs 10,000 and he left the city soon after. “After Gauri’s murder, I left for my hometown and no one contacted me,” Parshuram allegedly told the SIT officials.

Parshuram, who used to work at a utensil shop, stopped going to work after the murder.

“He did not discuss the murder with anyone, including his family members. He acted normal and this made his family members believe that he was not involved in the case when the officials picked him up,” the SIT sources said.

“After the murder, Parshuram had organised a Hindu gathering in Vijayapura. He refused to comment on it when we questioned him,” they  said.

“We will continue to grill Parshuram to get more details on the man he met in Sindhagi. He is cooperating with us,” an officer said. 

Tags: gauri lankesh, anti-hindu, parashuram waghmare
Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru