- The sketches were prepared from CCTV footage
- Police have also released a video of the suspects
- Journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead last month
The portraits, according to the police, have been prepared using enhanced footage from CCTV cameras at Ms Lankesh's home that captured the recce as well as the shooting; also accounts of eyewitnesses who have said they saw the suspects in the area nearly seven days prior to the crime.
"Two male suspects have been identified and sketches have been prepared based on information from our technical team and information from locals," said the investigating officer, adding that the three sketches have been prepared for two suspects based on different accounts.
Gauri Lankesh, 55, a critic of right-wing ideology and a fierce advocate of secularism, was shot as she returned home early in September from her office. A man wearing a helmet to conceal his face was recorded on security cameras as he shot her in the chest.
"We know who it is," Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy had told NDTV, but declined to elaborate, explaining that disclosing more information could jeopardize the case.
Karnataka police has provided WhatsApps number (9480800304, 9480801701) a mobile number (9840800202) and an e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the public to contact them for any information related to Ms Lankesh's killing.