Gauri Lankesh Murder: SIT releases sketches

New Delhi, Oct 14: There seems to be at least some breakthrough in the Gauri Lankesh case. SIT chief BK Singh said that based on information they made sketches. He sought co operation from people and this was the reason for releasing sketches of the suspects.

"We also have video of the recce done by the suspects, releasing that as well, said BK Singh, Police SIT Chief, adding, "There are two suspects,sketches similar because they are made by two artists based on different eyewitness accounts." Can't ascertain religion of suspects by external appearances like tilak or earrings as it could be done to mislead, he said. The police have already investigated 200-250 people in connection with the case. The SIT chief said that information of the accused blonging to  Sanathan Sanstha is only in the media, from their side there is no information of any organisation till now.

Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her residence in Bengaluru on September 5 by unidentified assailants.

Journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead last month, figured among those who were today offered tributes by the RSS for their work for the society. 

A gathering of RSS leaders drawn from across the country, including its chief Mohan Bhagwat, paid homage to Lankesh, former ISRO Chairperson U R Rao and other eminent personalities fron various walks of life at the Sangh's annual 'Diwali Baithak'. 

News24Bureau with Agencies