Gauri Lankesh Murder: Police find no clue of killers
Bangalore, India: Bangalore Police have said that shooters who killed senior journalist Gauri Lankesh left no clue behind that can help to trace them out.
Though thousands of journalists in India are marching on streets and roads to protest against brutal murder of Human Rights activist and senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, Bangalore Police are clueless about killers and is reluctant to share any lead about killers with the family of deceased journalist.
55-year-old Gauri Lankesh who was a staunch critic of Hindu extremism and communal violence died at spot when killers shot her seven times on Tuesday night when she was entering her home in Bangalore. According to initial information, killers were two young men who managed their escape on their motorcycle.
Journalist community believes that target killing of Gauri Lankesh is not different than murders of activists Dabholkar and M. M. Kalburgi.
Bangalore Police claim that killers left no clue and case is difficult to solve instantly. State government believes that this is too early to implicate Hindu activist organisations in this murder while various Indian human rights and media organizations believe that deceased Gauri Lankesh was under threats from BJP activists.
It is pertinent to mention that activist Dabholkar who was president of the the Committee to Eradicate Superstition in Maharashtra was murdered on August 20, 2013 when two motorcycle riders shot him dead near Omkareshwar temple, Pune but Police have failed to solve this case.
Another activist M. M. Kalburgi was murdered at his residence on August 30, 2015 by two men who came to meet him and ran away on motorcycle after killing Kalburgi and Police also failed to solve this case although wife of deceased helped Kalyan Nagar Bangalore Police for drawing sketches of both killers.