Lankesh killing: Ben­galuru team vis­its Kol­ha­pur

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION -

Kol­ha­pur: A team of Kar­nataka po­lice prob­ing Gauri Lankesh mur­der case vis­ited Kol­ha­pur on Fri­day to gather de­tails on the ra­tio­nal­ist Govind Pansare mur­der case. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice sources, there is sim­i­lar­ity between the modus operandi and type of pis­tol used in the mur­der of Pansare, Kan­nada re­search scholar MM Kal­burgi and Lankesh.

Lankesh was shot dead in Ben­galuru on Septem­ber 5. The four-mem­ber team met the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cers of the Ra­jaram­puri po­lice sta­tion, where the Pansare mur­der case has been reg­is­tered. A se­nior of­fi­cer of the Kol­ha­pur po­lice said the team took de­tails about how Pansare was at­tacked, the chain of events fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent, sta­tus of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and how two sus­pects were ar­rested.

“The modus operandi in the mur­der of ra­tio­nal­ist Naren­dra Dab­holkar, Pansare, Kal­burgi and Lankesh is the same and all were at­tacked by pis­tols. There are strik­ing sim­i­lar­i­ties between the pis­tols used in all these in­ci­dents. The Kar­nataka po­lice are try­ing to find the link that might lead to the killers of Lankesh,” he said.

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