Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT extracts enlarged photo of youth on recce
Gauri Lankesh, known for her strong anti-right wing stand, was shot dead on September 5 outside her residence in Bengaluru.Updated: Oct 17, 2017 20:35 IST
Press Trust of India, 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-riding youth, who is suspected to have conducted a recce of the area before the incident.
A police officer, who is part of the team, confirmedthat 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 triggered widespread outrage, leading to protest rallies across the country.
The Karnataka government formed a 21-member SIT, led by inspector general of Police BK Singh, to investigate the case.
First Published: Oct 17, 2017 20:28 IST