Gauri Lankesh Murder: Killed The Journalist For Rs 13,000, Says Prime Accused Parshuram Waghmare

Journalists paying tribute to slain journalist Gauri Lankesh | File Image | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Bengaluru, June 18: Parshuram Waghmare, the main accused in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, has said that he killed the Bengaluru journalist for Rs 13,000. A report by Mirror Now TV on Monday said that Parshuram has told the investigating agencies about the amount that was paid to him to kill Lankesh.

Waghmare had reportedly last month confessed to having killed Lankesh. Waghmare reportedly told SIT, “I was told in May 2017 I had to kill someone to save my religion. I agreed. I didn’t know who the victim was. Now, I feel that I should not have killed the woman.” (Also Read: Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik Compares Gauri Lankesh Murder With Dog’s Death)

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said that a chargesheet will be filed in the case once the probe in the murder case is completed. “I do not want to reveal anything as the investigation is going on, any statements of mine shouldn’t affect the investigation. Once the probe is complete charge sheet will be filed and further process of law will take place,” Parameshwara told reporters in Bengaluru.

On June 12, the SIT arrested Waghmare in Karnataka’s Sindhagi city, who is suspected to have killed Lankesh. Furthermore, five persons – K.T. Naveen Kumar alias Hotte Manja, Amol Kale, Manohar Edve, Sujeeth Kumar alias Praveen and Amit Degvekar were arrested in connection with the case.

Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her Bengaluru residence on September 5, 2017