• The Hubli-Dharwad police have released sketch of two suspected assassins of MM Kalburgi.ANI
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The Hubli-Dharwad police in Karnataka released the sketches of two suspected shooters of Kannada scholar Malleshappa M Kalburgi on Wednesday.

The sketches have reportedly been drawn based on the inputs from CCTV footage and description by eyewitnesses.

MM Kalburgi, the former vice-chancellor of Kannada University in Hampi, was shot dead by two unidentified men on 30 August at his Kalyan Nagar residence in Dharwad district, 430km north of Karnataka capital Bengaluru.

The attackers knocked the door and when opened they reportedly shot Kalburgi on the forehead and chest from a close range while he was speaking on mobile phone.

His daughter Rupadarshi stated that when she came out hearing the gunshot, she found him lying in a pool of blood. Kalburgi had recently requested the police to withdraw armed guards deployed at his house.