Same gun used to kill Gauri, abd Kalburgi: forensics

Vastavam web: As per the forensic reports, of bullets and cartridges found at the site of the September 5 shooting of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh and those recovered from the killing of Kannada research scholar M M Kalburgi two years ago has revealed that the same 7.65-mm countrymade pistol was used for the two killings. This finding has been communicated to the Special Investigation Team that is probing the murder of the 55-year-old journalist and activist, sources involved with the two separate investigations told. On September 12 some media houses reported that investigations had found clues that suggested a link between the two murders. Lankesh was shot dead at her residence in west Bengaluru by an unidentified assailant with a 7.65-mm country made pistol around 8 pm while she was opening the gates to her home to park her car after returning from work. Kalburgi was killed at his home in the north Karnataka town of Dharwad at around 8.40 am on August 30, 2015 by an unidentified gunman who rang his doorbell.