First arrest in Gauri Lankesh's murder case: First accused KT Naveen Kumar could just be a 'red herring'

Mar 9:A Special Investigation Team arrested 37-year-old KT Naveen Kumar, as the "accused number one" in the murder case of Left-leaning journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, the first arrest in the case since September last year. His custody has been extended till the 15 March, CNN-News 18 reported. The police are also on the lookout for other people named by Kumar during interrogation.
Who is KT Naveen Kumar?
KT Naveen Kumar alias Hotte Manja was held on 3 March for his alleged involvement in the murder of the editor of Lankesh Patrike, who was shot dead outside her residence on by unidentified assailants on 5 September last year. However, Kumar was first arrested on 18 February, by the Bengaluru Police for the possession of illegal bullets under the Arms Act. He was later named as the first accused in the murder of Lankesh.
Kumar, who hails from Birur town in Chikmagalur district, also deals with illegal arms. His alleged connection to the Lankesh murder came to be known when some of his friends voluntarily gave statements that Kumar had alluded his links to Lankesh's murder to his customers and friends, media reports said.
News Minute traced down his roots and reported that Kumar and his family had moved to Mandya several years ago, and have been residing at Kestur in Pandavapura taluk. Thimme Gowda, the older brother of Kumar, is also a "local thug" in Mandya and the duo would settle financial disputes between individuals.
Police sources also said that his looks matched with one of the sketches of the suspect and the photograph developed from a CCTV footage obtained from Lankesh's residence, which showed a man recceing around the journalist's house.
He has been found in possession of more than 15 rounds of the cartridges of the .32 caliber, which are the same as the 7.65 mm cartridges. Lankesh was fatally shot using a 7.65 mm country-made pistol in the driveway of her home. Police suspect that either Kumar was directly involved in Gauri Lankesh's murder or had supplied weapons to the killers.
The police are currently seeking permission to conduct a lie detector test on Kumar. Agencies
Source: Agencies


  
  

Comments


SonjaJak says...
cbd gummies recipe cbd gummies for sale near 62363 reviews of cbd gummies for teens nutranatomy cbd gummies reviews cbd gummies for sale near 62363 cbd gummies vegan cbd gummies wholesale vegan organic cbd gummies

mezo says...
Howdy! T?i? blog post c?uld nott be ?ritten any b?tter! Looling ?t this post reminds m? of my previou? roommate! ?e continually ?ept talking ?bout this. ? will send this info?mation to him. Fairly certa?n h?'ll h?v? a good re??. I ?ppreciate yo? f?r sharing!


Add Comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:

More India News


J&K: Stone-pelting cases against minors to be withdrawn, says Rajnath ..


Amit Shah meets SAD brass: 'There's no conflict between us,' says Sukh ..

- Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi court summons Shashi Tharoor on July 7
- No bids for Air India so far, govt will not extend May 31 deadline
- Nipah virus claims one more life in Kerala, death toll rises to 12
- India successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise
- Ajit Doval hasn't changed policy, just more hardline, says ISI ex-chief General
- Fuel prices hit the roof in India
- Three coaches of Andhra Pradesh Express catch fire in Gwalior
- Once again, Supreme Court Collegium stalls on Justice KM Joseph's name
- Once again, Supreme Court Collegium stalls on Justice KM Joseph's name
- Food processing industry in state facing several challenges, says Punjab Agricul
- PM Modi rode to power on promise of reducing fuel prices, why is he unable to cu
- Jammu and Kashmir: Three militants killed in encounter with security forces; civ
- Choose between development and communalism, Siddaramaiah tells Badami voters
- Jharkhand rape-murder case: 14 arrested, including prime accused
- If 10% of the Indians curious to know the truth
- SC terms killing of Himachal officer 'extremely serious', may take up case tomor
- Karnataka's milk subsidy: Win-win for kisans and kids
- Madhya Pradesh police recruitment: Medical examinations of men and women in same
- In 5 years, 46% hike in base: Tax net widens as individuals fuel the surge
- Modi avoided critical issues during 'casual' China visit: Sena

Related News

Gauri Lankesh murder case breakthrough: Hindu Yuva Sena man held in Karnataka
Mar 3:A Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the September 5, 2017 killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, 55, carried o .. read more
Gauri Lankesh murder: Video clipping of Ramachandra Guha linking RSS with killing yet to be examined, says police
Oct 25:Gauri Lankesh murder: Video clipping of Ramachandra Guha linking RSS with killing yet to be examined, says police Asked whe .. read more
Secret Superstar actor Aamir Khan visits Gauri Khan's store
Oct 16:It was just four days back that we saw Raazi actor Alia Bhatt at Gauri Khan's stunning new store Gauri Khan Designs. And no .. read more
Gauri Lankesh murder: CM Siddaramaiah orders formation of SIT, protests spill across country
Sept 6:Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Wednesday ordered the constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by an .. read more
Gauri Khan had a special visitor at her store and we are not talking about Nita Ambani
Oct 3:Gauri Khan had a special visitor at Gauri Khan Designs on Monday. For those who have already seen her photo with Nita Ambani .. read more

More Related News

- Jharkhand rape-murder case: 14 arrested, including prime accused
- Police shielding main accused in Vasu murder case: Uttam
- Police shielding main accused in Vasu murder case: Uttam
- Mustafa's firing case hearing completed, police opposes bail petition
- RSS man accused in killing reverted Faisal found dead
- Man arrested for sending obscene pictures on Whatsapp
- Criminal intimidation with threatening of MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy accused arrested by Cyberabad Police
- Double life sentence for 11 RSS activists in Kerala
- Mahankali murder mystery solved, one held
- PD Act against Ayub Khan

More Latest News:

- Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs
- Nicaraguans flood migration offices in bid to flee crisis
- Parts of missiles fired at Saudi Arabia came from Iran - UN chief
- J&K: Stone-pelting cases against minors to be withdrawn, says Rajnath Singh
- Amit Shah meets SAD brass: 'There's no conflict between us,' says Sukhbir Singh Badal
- Dubai-based Indian threatens to kill Kerala CM, loses job
- MHA sets up panel to look into 'racial discrimination' faced by Northeastern people
- Telangana DGP launches crackdown on corruption in police force
- Home loans may get costlier post RBI repo rate hike
- TS likely to include farm labourers in insurance scheme
- Telangana far from 'real AIIMS'
- Property tax collected from elderly couple's pension
- Top cop is using WhatsApp to its hilt
- Talasani reviews arrangements for Fish Medicine on June 8
- Wasim Akram sends notice to Imran Khan's ex-wife Reham Khan over 'salacious content' in book
- FIFA World Cup 2018: In Peru, the streets sing only one name - Paolo Guerrero
- Ajinkya Rahane 'one of the finest' overseas players, says Virat Kohli ahead of England tour
- A Diabetic's Guide To Eating Rice; Here's How You Can Cook Starch-Free Rice
- Calories In Mango Shake: Are You Drinking Too Much Of The Sweet Drink?
- IIFA 2018: Anupam Kher to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
- Sanju poster: Dia Mirza looks perfect as Sanjay Dutt's wife Maanayata
- Saudi Arabia, UAE boost cooperation as multiple joint projects announced
- Trump welcomes Arab ambassadors to his first White House iftar
- World failing Yazidi women forced into sex slavery
- Army will not stop if provoked by Pakistan: Nirmala Sitharaman on ceasefire pact
This page was created in 0.0362000465393 seconds