SIT seeks residents’ help to find out who killed Gauri Lankesh

File Picture Courtesy : Hindustan Times

File Picture Courtesy : Hindustan Times

In an effort to find out the killers of journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot outside her home in the locality, the police distributed handbills along with morning newspapers to houses across RR Nagar, asking residents to share information on residents who had vacated houses, apartments or rooms after September 5.

According to report in Times of India, At least 1,000 handbills were distributed in the area, sources in the SIT probing the Gauri case said. However, SIT sources said they have not received any communication from the residents till late evening.

The handbills were in Kannada and gave away telephone numbers of a police inspector and RR Nagar police station and email id for residents to contact.

They read, “You have been requested to give information, if any, about individuals/families who have vacated houses, flats, hotels, lodges, PG accommodations, hostels, resorts, guest houses of temples and other religious establishments after September 5.”

“Gauri’s killing was meticulously planned and her killers were following her for a long time. We strongly suspect that the assailants must have lived somewhere in RR Nagar so that they could watch her movements regularly. We have already deployed a team of officials, including women police, to interact with residents of RR Nagar,” SIT sources said.

Calls to the helpline, set up by SIT inviting leads from the public, have drastically come down. From scores of calls a day, the number is now down to less than 10 over the last couple of days.

“We are looking for evidence, clues and leads. We hope people call us to give evidence and leads, not suggestions,” the SIT sources.

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