An­other sus­pect ar­rested in Gauri Lankesh killing

The Hitavada - - PASTIME -

AN­OTHER sus­pect has been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the killing of journalist-ac­tivist Gauri Lankesh, po­lice said on Tues­day but de­nied spec­u­la­tion about him be­ing the as­sas­sin.

The Spe­cial In­ves­ti­gat­ing Team (SIT) of Kar­nataka po­lice prob­ing Lankesh’s killing said it has ar­rested 26-year- old Parashu­ram Wagh­mare from Sind­hagi in Vi­jay­pura district of the State. Wagh­mare was pro­duced be­fore the 3rd Ad­di­tional Chief Met­ro­pol­i­tan Mag­is­trate’s court here which re­manded him in SIT cus­tody for 14 days for fur­ther in­ter­ro­ga­tion, an of­fi­cial re­lease said.

In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice B K Singh, who heads the SIT, told PTI that noth­ing has emerged dur­ing the probe so far to sug­gest that Wagh­mare had shot Lankesh.

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