5 suspects in Gauri Lankesh murder case involved in killing Kalburgi

August 17, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Gauri Lankesh and Kalburgi murders: iCognative


Gauri Lankesh, a journalist, was shot to death by unknown assailants outside her home in September 2017.  The murder of this journalist bears lot of similarities to a similar case of murder of a rationalist scholar – Professor M.M. Kalburgi in 2015. K.S.R. Charan Reddy, IGP, CID, said the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the journalist murder had provided the input on this link between the two cases. The Forensic report states that, the murder weapon, the gun used for both murders was the same. This information has revived the (CID) investigation into the 3-year-old case, which according to officials, had grown cold.

According to the news report, “Five of the 12 accused in the murder of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh are suspected to have been involved in the assassination of scholar M.M. Kalburgi, who was killed at his Dharwad residence on August 30, 2015.” However, Mr. Reddy, IGP, CID declined to name the persons or comment on the exact nature of their involvement. “We are preparing to seek custody of the five suspects and will do so at an appropriate time,” he said. Arrests of 12 people have been made in the case including alleged mastermind Amol Kale and sharpshooter Parashuram Waghmare.



India has one of the lowest police to population ratios in the world. In an interview recently published, D Sivanandhan, former police commissioner of Mumbai said, “We should have more scientific forensic and investigation units……More avant-garde forensic testing facilities should be opened. Introducing forensic vehicles – which will go along with the police to the crime scene, collect first hand evidence and analyse some data at the site – will go a long way in improving the situation.”

Kalburgi’s case has become one of the most known murders in India in last years. And the latest details about it shocked the community. The information about a connection between the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh and the murder of Kannada writer MM Kalburgi has become an incredible challenge for law enforcement agencies of India.


Developed by Brainwave Science to support investigative agencies all over the world, iCognative is the only solution for law enforcement to swiftly conduct investigations and accelerate crime clearance rates. Its main power is ability to distinguish between innocents and perpetrators with zero false positives or false negatives. The system is fully automated. Minimal equipment ensures ease of implementation. The proprietary software is designed to deliver results instantly.

In the case of Kalburgi’s murder, iCognative can prove instrumental technology to empower investigators stuck with limited or no leads solve these related murder cases. iCognative test can be conducted on all 5 suspects in this case. Important case related information, case facts and all details can be used as stimuli to conduct a iCognative test on any suspect. Information details used in a test protocol as stimuli may include details such as: pictures of the victims, crime scene photos, murder date and time, location of the murder, alleged motives behind the murder, other pertinent details including color of clothes of victims, caliber of the gun and the details from witness testimonies shall be flashed on a monitor while a specialized Bluetooth headset transmits P300 brainwave data to the system for analysis. iCognative test per suspect takes approximately 45 minutes and delivers results with 99.9% accuracy with affirmative determinations of presence or absence of specific information.

The use of iCognative guarantees clear, quantifiable results for law enforcement agencies. Brainwave Science iCognative is the only way forward for advancement of crime clearance rates and swift delivery of justice for Indian law enforcement agencies. Savings in time, money and a motivated Police force for safer communities are some added benefits.

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