Gauri Lankesh Killing: Will man in neighbourhood CCTV footage help the SIT?

First Published 11, Sep 2017, 8:45 AM IST
Gauri Lankesh Killing SIT detains man from AP grill him at undisclosed location
  • Investigating officers are trying to track three vehicles that reportedly followed Gauri's vehicle
  • CCTV footage from neighbourhood shows man passing by when Gauri Lankesh was shot dead
  • The police collect 15 anonymous letters from the slain journalist's murder, question postmen

In what could be a major breakthrough, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has reportedly seized anonymous letters from her residence and are examining Gauri Lankesh neighbour's CCTV footage that shows a man passing by when the incident occurred. Gauri Lankesh was gunned down by miscreants at her house on September 5.

The investigating officers are also examining neighbourhood CTV footage where a man was found passing by while Gauri Lankesh was shot dead. The police hope that the man could be a major witness for them. Bangalore Mirror reports that the SIT has reportedly identified the man and is trying to take him into confidence to get more details of the shooter, at least his appearance.

Besides, it is also reported that the three vehicles that include two two-wheelers and an auto - that were reportedly following Gauri Lankesh - are also being tracked down. The police suspect that one of these vehicles might have been used by the shooter. Although the vehicles' numbers are not clear, the police have summoned experts to find out the registration number.

In yet another development, the police have seized anonymous letters from Gauri's residence. At least 15 anonymous letters and some books have been seized from the journalist's residence, and police hope that these could give them possible clues to help crack the case, reports Prajavani.

"We are analysing the handwriting and the content of the letters. Some of the letters have been delivered by the postmen, and some could have been just dropped at her residence. Also, enquiring from postmen in this regard too," reports Prajavani, quoting an investigating officer.

The police are also questioning the staff of Gauri Lankesh Patrike, edited by Gauri Lankesh.