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Gauri Lankesh, Kalburgi killed with same gun, suggests probe

Newsroom Post-English 2017-09-13 09:14:35

Gauri Lankesh, Kalburgi killed with same gun, suggests probe



Bengaluru: Journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh and Kannada scholar M M Kalburgi were killed with the same 7.65mm country-made pistol, preliminary findings of the Forensic Sciences Laboratory have indicated.

“Given our wherewithal, we could establish an 80 per cent similarity in the weapon used in the two crimes,” a source with access to the preliminary report said.

Kalburgi was shot dead in August 2015 in his Dharwad residence. Forensic reports had established the pistol used to kill Kalburgi was used to gun down communist leader Govind Pansare in Maharashtra, a few months earlier.