Published On: Wed, Sep 6th, 2017

Karnataka police constitutes 3 teams to crack Lankesh’s murder

Bengaluru: On the directions of state chief minister, the Karnataka Police has constituted three teams to trace and nab the killers of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead on Tuesday night at her residence here, police said on Wednesday.

We have alerted our counterparts in the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu

“The three special teams set up to crack the case are on the lookout for the suspected assailants. We are taking the movements of people and vehicles at check posts and inter-state borders,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) MN Anucheth said here.

“We have alerted our counterparts in the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu as well,” said Anucheth.

Lankesh, 55, was shot dead by three unidentified men who had fired a total of seven bullets towards her when she returned home from her office in the city.

“Of the seven fired, four missed the target and hit the wall of the house. Three bullets had hit her — two in her chest area and one in the forehead,” Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar had told reporters on Tuesday night.

 

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