Bengaluru: Premalata Shastri and Divakar Shastri couple, who had filed complaint of repeated rape against spiritual head of Ramachandrapur Math, Sri Raghaveshwara Bharatiteertha Swamiji, has filed a complaint with the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which has been probing the murder of veteran journalist, Gauri Lankesh, alleging possibility of the Swamiji having been involved with this murder.
Gauri Lankesh had published a series of articles against Raghaveshwara Swamiji in her weekly relating to the said rape case and that a defamation suit had been filed relating to this issue against her. Therefore, Shastris have expressed the suspicion about the involvement of the Swamiji with this murder and the possibility of him getting the murder executed through hired killers. They have requested SIT to investigate the case from this angle too.
SIT has excluded family dispute being a cause for this murder, after questioning family members and relatives. The issue of property dispute has been resolved and the matter in which Indrajit Lankesh had pointed pistol at his sister was settled in the presence of senior members of the family. It is said that Gauri’s mother had successfully mediated in the matter of the family property at Nelamangala.