Gauri Lankesh case: Accused sent to SIT custody for 5 days ​


New Delhi: The Bengaluru Magistrate court on Friday sent T Naveen Kumar, an accused in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, to Special Investigation Team (SIT) custody for five days.

Naveen Kumar alias Hotte Manja, a resident of Maddur in Karnataka’s Mandya district and leader of Hindu Yuva Sena, was arrested by police on February 18 after they recovered 15 rounds of live bullets from him. On March 2, the SIT probing Lankesh’s murder took Naveen into their custody to question him.

Gauri Lankesh (55), known as an anti-establishment voice with strident anti-right wing views, was shot dead at close range by unknown assailants outside her Bengaluru home on September 5 last year.


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