Bengaluru: Gauri Lankesh murder-accused is also killer of rationalist Kalburgi

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Jul 18: It has come to light that the main accused in the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh is the one who shot senior researcher and progressive thinker M M Kalburgi.

Ganesh Miskin of Hubballi origin, who is doing the business of incense sticks, got in touch with some Hindu fundamentalist groups. He was identified by Umadevi, wife of the deceased Kalburgi and another witness of the murder in an identification parade that was held in Dharwad on Wednesday, July 17. It is also learnt the Umadevi collapsed the moment she saw Miskin in the line-up of culprits in the parade.

M M Kalburgi (left) and Gauri Lankesh

On the morning of August 30, 2015, Umadevi has seen Miskin. When Miskin knocked on the door, she opened the door for him. Then, Miskin asked for professor Kalburgi. When Kalburgi came at the door, Miskin fired on his forehead with a 7.65 mm pistol. He has used the same pistol to kill Gauri Lankesh on September 5, 2017.

SIT police had arrested shooter Parashuram Wagmore and Amol Kale in connection with the murder of Gauri Lankesh. They also arrested Praveen Prakash Chathu on May 31 based on the statements given by eyewitnesses in the murder case of Kalburgi. There is a possibility of SIT filing a charge sheet in the murder case Kalburgi in the near future.

The Supreme Court had directed SIT, in February 2019, to conduct an inquiry into the murder of Kalburgi along with that of Gauri Lankesh.


Top Stories

Comment on this article

  • Peacelover, India

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    In 2023 they will get the bail and 2024 election ticket. The worst part will be people will elect them as MPs. I think we should not waste money on keeping them in Jail, straight away send them to RS.

    DisAgree Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Nashville

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Death before he becomes MP ...

    DisAgree [1] Agree [21] Reply Report Abuse

  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    thou shalt not kill is a fundamental commandment of God. how den da fundamental's kill there own brotherns?????????

    DisAgree [1] Agree [13] Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title : Bengaluru: Gauri Lankesh murder-accused is also killer of rationalist Kalburgi


You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image