The Special Investigative Team (SIT) investigating the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh on Saturday released the sketches of suspects who likely shot her dead on September 5.

“Two male suspects have been identifying based on information from our technical team and information from locals. We have prepared a sketch of the suspects,” SIT chief BK Singh said.

“Before committing the crime, the suspects have stayed in the City at least for a week and have done a recce of Gauri’s house,” he added.

Although there are two suspects in the case, the police have released three sketches based on different accounts.

Lankesh, the Editor of Kannada tabloid “Gauri Lankesh Patrike”, was shot dead outside her residence here on September 5 by unidentified assailants

The 150-member SIT is headed by Inspector General of Police BK Singh with Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) MN Anucheth as its main Investigation Officer.

The state government had announced Rs 10 lakh reward to anyone giving information leading to the killers.