Dabholkar, Gauri Lankesh murders linked

by National | 26-08-2018 | 587 views

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday said it has established links between the murders of Pune-based rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and Bengaluru-based journalist Gauri Lankesh. It also asked for extension of police custody of one of the prime suspects, Sachin Andure. The agency has recovered the pistol used to kill Lankesh from Andure's brother-in-law. Medico and rationalist Dabholkar (67), who fought against superstitious beliefs through his Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS), was gunned down near his residence on the morning of June 20, 2013. Two unidentified motorcycle borne assailants fired several rounds at him near the Omkareshwar temple in Pune. Almost four years later, Gauri Lankesh (55), journalist-cum-activist, was shot dead outside her residence in Bengalaru on September 5, 2017.

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