BENGALURU: With no headway in the SIT investigation three days after journalist Gauri Lankesh+ was murdered, the Karnataka government on Friday announced a Rs 10-lakh reward+ for information that could help in the arrest of her killers, who had fled on a bike after shooting her outside her house.
Home minister Ramalinga Reddy announced the reward after meeting chief minister Siddaramaiah along with senior SIT officers. “Cash rewards are generally announced when investigators hit a dead end. The announcement has come too soon, perhaps because they (SIT) have not been able to get any definite lead on the killers,” said a senior police officer, who didn’t want to be named. Reddy said Siddaramaiah directed the SIT team to expedite the investigation and assured them of providing more police officers to nab the culprits at the earliest.