Gauri Lankesh murder case: Karnataka Police SIT releases enlarged photo of suspected killer

A special investigation team 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.

PTI October 17, 2017 20:15:25 IST
Gauri Lankesh murder case: Karnataka Police SIT releases enlarged photo of suspected killer

Bengaluru: A special investigation team 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.

Gauri Lankesh murder case Karnataka Police SIT releases enlarged photo of suspected killer

File image of protest after Gauri Lankesh's murder. PTI

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 5 September evening outside her residence in the city.

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 BK Singh, to investigate the case.

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