Same gun used to kill Gauri Lankesh and MM Kalburgi


The same gun was used to kill journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh and rationalist MM Kalburgi in Karnataka, the state forensic science laboratory has confirmed in a report, sources in the SIT said.
The forensic report submitted to the Special Investigation Team probing the killing of Lankesh is part of the first chargesheet filed recently by the SIT naming KT Naveen Kumar as an accused.
However, Kumar, who was recently arrested, in a statement to the SIT has claimed he had failed to arrange for bullets to execute the plot to kill Lankesh.
The chargesheet is the first official confirmation of the link between the two killings which happened after a gap of two years of each other. Kalburgi (77) was shot dead in his house on August 30, 2015, in Dharwad and 55-year old Lankesh on September 5, 2017 here. The SIT members had earlier talked about the same-gun theory but for the first time it has come out in the open to show that Kalburgi’s murder was the handiwork of the same gang.


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