Gauri Lankesh killing: SIT asks public for help
One report on Friday said police had been able to discern the facial features of Gauri Lankesh's killer from CCTV footage. Photograph: (ANI)
The Special Investigation Team formed to investigate the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh has asked the public for help.
Lankesh was murdered in her Bengaluru home by two motorcycle-borne on Tuesday evening.
The Bengaluru Police put out a phone number and email on Friday, asking the general public for any information they might have on the killing.
The 21-member SIT headed by an IG of police started investigating Lankesh's murder on Thursday.
The first thing they did was pore over CCTV footgate from the scene of the murder.
Lankesh's brother Indrajit had told the police that the murder had been captured on CCTV, and had asked police to view the CCTV footage in front of him and their mother.
News reports said Public TV, a private Bengaluru-based, was reporting that CCTV footage had revealed the facial features of Gauri's executioner.
The footage was captured by a CCTV camera near a park, which the killer had crossed after killing Gauri.
News reports had said the murderer was wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the killing.
But reports quoting Public TV said the killer had removed his helmet near the park.
The killer had been moving towards his motorcycle at the time.
But the reports said the motorcycle's number plate was not clear in the CCTV footage.
Lankesh used to edit the anti-establishment Gauri Lankesh Patrike.
The general consensus is that she was murdered for her views.