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Waghmore’s parents meet him at SIT office

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The parents of Parashuram Waghmore, suspected to be the gunman who killed journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, met him at the office of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Sunday.

This is their first meeting since his arrest earlier this month. Ashok Waghmore and his wife, Janaki, arrived from Sindagi town in Vijayapura districton Sunday morning and went to the CID headquarters on Palace Road after they got permission to meet their son from SIT officials.

According to senior police officials, it was an emotional reunion, with Ms. Janaki advising her son to come clean and tell the truth if was involved in the plot to kill Gauri. “Parashuram asked his parents to trust him and said that he hadn’t done anything wrong. He assured them that he would come out soon,” said a senior police official.

Earlier in the week, SIT officials had taken Waghmore to Vijayapura and Belagavi districts where he had allegedly set up a target practice in a forest range. In Bengaluru, the SIT also recreated the sequence of events leading up to Gauri’s murder.

Waghmore allegedly confessed to the police that he shot Gauri with a gun that was provided to him by Amol Kale, whom the police suspect was one of the handlers in the plot.

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