The Special Investigation Team of the Karnataka Police, which is investigating the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, arrested two more people from Hubballi on Sunday, ANI reported. The suspects were taken to Bengaluru. Lankesh was killed outside her home in Bengaluru on September 5.
The newly arrested suspects, identified as Amit and Ganesh, were produced before the third Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court on Monday. They will be in police custody until August 6, ANI reported.
The seventh arrest was made on July 20, when the police held 50-year-old Mohan Nayak from Dakshin Kannada district of Karnataka. In June, Parashuram Waghmare, 26, was taken into custody from Sindhagi in Vijaypura district of the state. Before Waghmare, the police had arrested five people in connection with Lankesh’s murder – KT Naveen Kumar, Amol Kale, Manohar Edve, Sujeeth Kumar alias Praveen and Amit Degvekar. A forensic report submitted to a Bengaluru court said that the same gun was used to kill Lankesh and Kannada writer MM Kalburgi, who was assassinated in Dharwad in Karnataka, in 2015.