Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT arrests 7th suspect in Bengaluru
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh has arrested the seventh suspect in the case, investigating officer MN Ancheth said. "A person identified as Mohan Nayak, 50, was arrested from Dakshin Kannada district of Karnataka on July 18 and the Third Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court had sent him to six-day police custody," he added. Here are more details.
About the previously arrested five accused
The sixth person arrested was 26-year-old Parashuram Waghmare from Sindhagi in Vijaypura district of Karnataka. The SIT previously arrested five people: KT Naveen Kumar alias Hotte Manja, Amol Kale, Manohar Edve, Sujeeth Kumar alias Praveen and Amit Degvekar. Naveen Kumar is from Maddur in Mandya district of Karnataka, while Kale and Degvekar are from Maharashtra. Edve and Sujeeth Kumar are also from Karnataka.
Police found out accused's role while probing other cases
Naveen Kumar, who had founded the Hindu Yuva Sena, was the first to be caught in Bengaluru while attempting to sell ammunition. The other four were arrested for planning to kill Kannada writer KS Bhagawan, also known for his anti-Hindutva stand. It was while probing this case that the police suspected their role in Lankesh's killing. Gauri was shot dead on September 5, 2017.