Karnataka: SIT makes second arrest in Gauri Lankesh murder case

Lankesh, 55, the Editor of 'Lankesh Patrike', was shot dead outside her residence in the city's suburb by unidentified assailants on September 5 last year.

Published: 12th June 2018 06:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2018 08:44 AM   |  A+A-

 Parashuram Waghmare arrested by SIT on Monday

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday arrested another accused on the charges of the murder of journalist-cum-activist Gauri Lankesh. A senior officer from SIT said that the accused Parashuram Waghmare, a native of Sindhagi in Vijayapura district was nabbed based on a tip off and he was produced before the 3rd ACMM court on Tuesday.

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"We have taken Waghmare for 14-day police custody for interrogation and his involvement in the murder and exact role are yet to be ascertained", M N Anucheth, investigation officer said.

Photo | PTI

Sources from SIT told The New Indian Express, "Based on the information revealed by the accused KT Naveen Kumar and Praveen, who were arrested earlier, we arrested Parashuram who is a key suspect. He opened fire at Gouri and he had taken help from another to ride the bike during the murder. It is too early to share any further information over the case".

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A senior officer from Bijapura said, "We gathered information from the family of Parashuram who was arrested by Sindagi police for several criminal activities and his first arrest was made when was 20-years-old on the charges rioting. He is an active member of Hindu outfit since several years".


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  • badri poondi

    What about the super special treatment given to the high profile prisoner Md Sasikala in your jails against fat bribes paid by her? Just transferring the official who exposed the serious lapse is all that public had heard so far. But Govt interest in late Lankesh case is understandable since it has political advantages to speak about it endlessly. We are living in a fool's paradise digesting all trash news and little fair play in Govts!
    4 years ago reply
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