DCP Aniket, deputy chief of SIT said the killers were literally ‘unidentifiable’ despite best use of technology.
SIT which is under severe ‘political pressure’ had released sketches of suspected assailants
and courted controversy when one of the assailants had a ’tilak’ smeared on his forehead.
An article which appeared in TOI quoting MN Aniket, deputy chief of SIT saying that the man wearing white shirt and a black helmet seen riding a red Bajaj Pulsar motorbike was one of the prime suspects.
“We tried getting the clear picture of the rider, but in vain” Aniket said.
Meanwhile, the SIT and the home ministry were trolled heavily in social media. One person said ‘How could the Police identify a ’tilak’ even though when the face was hidden inside the helmet? When they could not identify his license plate, how could they identify the ‘Tilak’ so conclusively’ he said.
Gauri Lankesh, was murdered outside her residence in RR Nagar on September 5th. The assailants of Gauri had used a 7.65mm countrymade pistol.
It is clear that the SIT are buckling under ‘Political Pressure’ especially when elections in Karnataka are just an year away. It is still unknown how much money they have spend till now on the investigation, which has almost met a dead end, with the lead yet to be identified even after 45 days after the murder.
The Liberals, progressive thinkers and other ‘Town Hall activists’ are accusing the right wing for the murder of Gauri Lankesh. The police have however dismissed reports of the involvment of right wing in the murder of Gauri Lankesh and are still investigating about the suspects of the murder.
The progressive thinkers including Prakash Raj did not utter a word when a team of court commissioners, lawyers, police and members of NGO Gau Gyan were attacked when they had gone to visit to check illegal abattoirs in Yelahanka, North Bangalore.