A Special Investigation Team (SIT) released the sketches of suspects who may have killed journalist and activist, Gauri Lankesh. “Based on the information, we made sketches. We want people to cooperate and hence we are releasing the sketches,” SIT Chief, BK Singh said.
There was no bias in the probe and 200-250 people have been questioned so far, he said. “There are two suspects. However, two of the sketches are similar because they are made by two artists based on different eyewitness accounts,” he added.
Singh further said that they also have a video that they will release. “We cannot ascertain religion of suspects by external appearances like tilak or earrings as it would be misleading,” he said.
Lankesh’s supporters have been saying that her killing was the result of revenge by right-wing groups. She was shot dead on September 5 at the entrance of her house in Bengaluru.