Gauri killing: SIT extracts image of youth on recce

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:51 AM IST
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Bengaluru : A special investigation team probing the killing of noted journalist Gauri Lankesh outside her house has extracted an enlarged picture of a motorcycle-borne youth, who is suspected to have conducted a recce of the area before the incident.

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

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