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Big breakthrough in Gauri Lankesh murder case: SIT have facial profile of attacker; massive manhunt on.


Sep 2017


The Special Investigation Team probing the murder of senior Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh now has a facial profile of her attacker.
The images, which were developed by matching CCTV footage with eyewitness accounts, have given police enough leads to launch a massive manhunt.
India Today accessed the footage in which the killer appears, but has decided not to publish it since an investigation is under way.
It shows a a lean middle-aged man (34-38 years of age) riding a motorcycle that witnesses said was a Bajaj Pulsar. He wore a formal shirt with full sleeves, an identity card, and a band on his right wrist. Since his helmet did not have a visor, police were able to catch a glimpse of his face.
Meanwhile, a team been also following leads on the make and sale of the attacker’s motorcycle.
Gauri Lankesh was murdered on September 5 at her Bengaluru residence. Journalists across the nation condemned the killing , and remembered a fearless scribe who was often critical of the right-wing.