As Karnataka police investigate if Gauri Lankesh murder has any connection to three previous murders, The Indian Express explains the science behind the study of bullets fired, cartridges left behind, and wounds
“There is no likelihood of any Naxal involvement in Lankesh’s killing. It is the same gang, or rather, I should say the same boys, who had killed (Narendra) Dabholkar, (Govind) Pansare and (MM) Kalburgi,” ‘Agni’ Sreedhar said.
The SIT Monday quizzed a young man who was seen at a park near her home 30 minutes before the murder. The youth has reportedly told the police that he was there with a friend
The complaint claimed that the comments, which are “defamatory and detrimental to the image of the RSS”, have been made without any proof or official statement by the investigating authorities.
The complaint will be heard at Kurla court on October 27
Sampath said though he felt it was not a “constructive” approach by the SIT official, he cooperated with him as any law-abiding citizen would do. Gauri had reportedly written a critical article on Sampath in her Kannada tabloid and some English newspapers.
Lankesh was shot in the frontyard of her home at 8 pm on September 5 by two assailants who came on a motorcycle and fired four bullets from a 7.65 mm country-made pistol, when she got down to open the gates to her home.
The Karnataka government on Thursday said it does not want to share any details pertaining to the killing of the journalist, who was gunned down at her residence by unidentified assailants on September 5 night.
“Lankesh had become an eyesore for the Hindutva forces ever since she translated the book Gujarat Files by Gujarat journalist Rana Ayyub, exposing the involvement of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah in the Muslim carnage in 2002,” said CPI (Maoist) spokesman, Abhay.
The CPI (Maoist) also targeted PM Modi for his silence on her murder which it says was “indicative of the Hindutva hand in her murder”. “It is their lowly and dirty act to pressure and get her brother to hint at the possibility of Maoist hand in her murder,” the release further says.
This finding has been communicated to the Special Investigation Team that is probing the murder of the 55-year-old journalist and activist, sources involved with the two separate investigations have told The Indian Express.
“The investigation is going on into Gauri Lankesh’s killing. You have to wait and I am also waiting for something substantial from investigation. We (state government) don’t interfere in SIT probe. Nothing has been revealed so far. Reports appearing in media are mere speculations,” Reddy said
Targeting the Prime Minister, Swami Agnivesh said, “The general secretary of UN Human Rights Council has condemned Gauri Lankesh’s killing. I wish PM Narendra Modi would have spoken a word on it.”
The BJP moves in mysterious ways to demonstrate its commitment to free speech.
Protesting Gauri Lankesh’s murder, a sea of protesters gathered to raise their voice on the streets of Bengaluru and held posters that read, “We are all Gauri.” Videos and pictures from the rally have been doing the rounds of the Internet.