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CCTV footage shows brutal murder of Gauri Lankesh

CCTV footage shows brutal murder of Gauri Lankesh

BENGALURU: The  four CCTV cameras located at the residence of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh had captured the entire incident on the Tuesday night Lankesh was assassinated.

The footage shows the 55-year-old journalist had returned home in her car and was opening the gate. As soon as she opens the gate of her car, a person who is wearing the helmet comes and fires on her and runs away.

There were four rounds of firing that took place, out of which three rounds hit Gauri with two bullets hitting her in the chest and one on her forehead.

According to Indian Express, police sources briefed about the investigation said the CCTVs have provided little clues to the identity the killers.

“The CCTV footage has captured the sequence in which the shooting happens but has provided little clues to the identity of the killer. The entire shooting gets over in eight seconds. The attacker is wearing a helmet and a dark jacket making it difficult to distinguish any features,’’ said police sources.

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Known to be critical of right-wing forces, Lankesh was shot dead on Tuesday at her residence in Bengaluru’s Rajarajeshwari Nagar by some unidentified assailants at around 8-8:30 p.m. She was found lying in a pool of blood by neighbours.

As per the reports, three bullets were pumped in her body.

Lankesh was the editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a tabloid described as an “anti-establishment” publication.

An SIT comprising of 19 officers, headed by IGP Intelligence B.K. Singh, has been formed to probe Gauri Lankesh’s murder case.

With PTI inputs