Udupi: Fr Mahesh suicide - Police file suo-moto case, arrest David D'Souza


Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi

Udupi, Feb 26: Four-and-half month after the sensational case of Shirva Don Bosco School principal Fr Mahesh D’Souza suicide, police have reportedly arrested one person based on the last phone calls details between the person arrested and Fr Mahesh. Daijiworld has reliably learnt that local police have filed suo-moto case.

The arrested has been named as David D’Souza, local politician and gram panchayat president of Mudarangady.

Daijiworld has learnt that, abetment to suicide case has been initiated after the detailed investigation lead by investigation officer and Kaup circle inspector Mahesh Prasad.


Fr Mahesh D'Souza (left) and David D'Souza

The police have received forensic report on the mobile phone messages sent and received by Fr Mahesh D’Souza before he committed suicide on October 11, 2019.

According to the report, local politician and gram panchayat president of Mudarangady David D’Souza who has been arrested on abetment to suicide charges had abused Fr D’Souza after he found his wife Priya D’Souza and the priest exchanging messages on phone between 8.29 pm and 9.05 pm on October 11. An angry David used abusive words at Fr Mahesh and issued death threats. He urged Fr D’Souza to take his life using a rope or else he warned that he will be publicly humiliated.

Mahesh D’Souza, principal of Don Bosco School and assistant parish priest of Shirva Church committed suicide on October 11, 2019.

After learning about Fr Mahesh’s death, David D’Souza reportedly deleted messages from his wife’s phone and tried to destroy evidence.

 

  

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  • Rakesh, Oman

    Sun, Mar 1 2020

    Few things comes in my mind people written lot of unwanted post about priests in FB but now when real motive came up no perosn has guts to write one sentence where as his followers write so many things but these so called FB protesters no reply or post..Looks like they afraid to write if they really wants justice they have to show there face now..

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  • Kiran, Bengaluru

    Fri, Feb 28 2020

    Exchanging Messages - what sort of messages

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  • Jacintha, Shirva

    Fri, Feb 28 2020

    As William said true its people power which atlast gave hope in this case. I wish the power also comes from catholic church management to support to find justice and truth rather staying mute spectators. Whosoever is in the fault, its okay we will accept and be proud that that we all catholic stands for truth and justice. Let us all pray may the lord guide and enlight the investigstors to find the truth

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  • Robert Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 28 2020

    One can always have a defense argument in the court that " defendant was angry emotional , hurt to find the messages of his spouse"

    We do not know what was there in the messages. Therefore we cannot judge or take sides. As far as I am concerned, we have a diseased person, an accused person and evidence in terms of messages.

    Does not make us to know everything to take sides. In the event the defendant( accused) is not held guilty by the judiciary, then he needs to lead his normal life with full dignity.

    Any one can make mistakes. Does not mean we can judge whose mistake is bigger than the other !!

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  • NFS Rodrigues, Mangalore/ Bangalore

    Fri, Feb 28 2020

    RIP Fr. Mahesh. Its now proved that the few hours before his death had direct external influence on him that lead to did death. Glad that investigation is progressing. hope the next news on this is not... " granted bail" ..! all who were directly or indirectly connected with his death have to be shown their place.

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  • kiran, UDUPI

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    whoever spoke against f.Denis it was tight slap on their face truth has cum....

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  • William DSouza, Udupi

    Fri, Feb 28 2020

    I congratulate Fr.Mahesh's Well-wishers, DaijiWorld, Parishioners & Supporters of continuously pressing the administration for justice. No Credit goes to the Bishop & f.Denis for today's development. It is the peoples power which made this action possible. Irrespective of religion, caste & creed, Fr Mahesh's well-wishers put pressure for justice. Now let us hope and pray justice will prevail.

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  • Ignatius DSouza, Kanajar

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Four and half months passed, still no clear picture

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  • Lanslara, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Thank you Jesus in lent season. it will come to light very soon .

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Clear picture will emerge, once all investigations are concluded.
    Till then even Investigators wouldn't know complete real facts of the case.
    As of now, balance is tilting here and there!
    Let's hope, truth and justice will prevail in due course of time.

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  • Michael Dsouza, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Until the full investigation done let us not term it as suicide.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Let come out from emotion and see righteous for wrong cause not be punished

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  • Francis Mathias, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Many of us familiar with John 14:6 where Jesus tells His disciples that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Our Lord Jesus brought out one truth at the beginning of Lent. Let us hope that the entire truth involved in the mysterious death of Fr Mahesh will be revealed to all of us before the celebration of the feast of risen Lord Jesus Christ.

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  • D.Rodrigues, Kinnigoli/

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Praise the Lord

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  • Johnson, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    People know very well that Fr.Mahesh was spiritually strong and any death threats or blackmails will not break his confidence.
    There is nothing wrong in sending a messages to men or woman because devote priests try to console the people in trouble. Catholics come to them with all sort of problems.
    Remember his body and soul was connected to Don Bosco and people of Shirva. Just think will he go to such an extent.

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  • Gration Dias, Urwa

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    If he was spiritually strong and counselling through messages, why should he had to comit suicide?

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  • S. Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Are you 100 per cent sure Fr. Mahesh committed suicide ?

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  • Gration Dias, Urwa

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    I am speaking based on the known facts presented. If you are sure its not suicide and have strong proofs for the same then why dont you provide the same and bring your truth out. Or if you are among those 4500 protestors , why anyone still file a case to know detail facts after the SP highligted to do so?

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  • Jd, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Christians all over have forgotten christs message on gossip mongers. Unless one sees with his eges, hears with his ears, one doesn't know the truth.

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  • Ray Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 29 2020

    Are you not satisfied, still have doubts, please lead the Investigation . I feel you are more capable then those who are investigating. Good Luck

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  • myna, mysuru

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Your comment: "There is nothing wrong in sending a messages to men or woman because devote priests try to console the people in trouble. Catholics come to them with all sort of problems." - This is where presumptions take an upper edge giving room for gossip. None of the citizens know the details of the message. The message unearthed is in the custody of the Police and will now reach the courts of law. Let law take its own course and put to end to gossip. What triggered David to speak after reading the chats/message should be looked into as well. Lets hope "JUSTICE IS NOT ONLY DONE BUT SEEN TO BE DONE" in this case.

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  • William D'Souza, Udupi

    Fri, Feb 28 2020

    If I am not wrong, David D'Souza's wife and Fr. Mahesh are neighbors. And they know each other from their childhood. So no need for any doubts about their messages. Fr. Mahesh was a good priest with good ethics.

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  • Alwin, Mangalorei

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Jesus healed and forgave sins. so there was confession or counselling.itis better to have counselor for male , male only and for female female only likewise confession also.The nuns, public and male people are spiritually strong ,so priest may be relieved from the duty and also business CEO duties.bad name come from them preaching with out spirituality

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  • myna, mysuru

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Patience brings out the cause. Unnecessarily blaming the Bishop or the Parish Priest; being judgmental based on gossip doesn't work in such sensitive matters. Truth takes time but will prevail. Let the law take its own course. The evidence is before the Courts now to decide.

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  • Jacintha, Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    People were not against religious priests and Bishop . They were upset about cool nature of higher authority and neglect happened related to the case

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  • Mala Menezes, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    JUSTIFIED AT LAST???????
    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

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  • Rsb, India

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Now the police are saying it is abetment to suicide and not cold blooded murder. Are they still trying to give the culprits an escape route. They are a disgrace and tarnishing the victim.

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Let us not speculate on events and leave it to the authorities to investigate.

    Hope truth will prevail and Fr Mahesh gets the justice he deserves.

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  • Vinod, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Hope entire truth comes out and all can be in peace

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  • Rakesh, Oman

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Finally Justice done ..Now my Question people protested against Fr.Denis & so much of unwanted post against him.He clearly told in the beginning it is the personal matter. Really i am very happy for Fr. Dsa now & Heis a good priest who helped many people

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    True, May be some people targeted Fr Denis for their choice of truth and perception due to various reasons and hence disagrees!

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Sensitive soul RIP Fr. Mahesh.

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    No reasons to be judgemental, rushed conclusions. Trust the legal system, judicial process.

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai.

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    David URGED Fr D’Souza to take his life using a rope or else he warned that he will be publicly humiliated.

    The above sentence is Tricky one . Once the Public / Police / Court come to the conclusion that he had committed suicide and it was not murder then it will not be much difficult for the actual culprit to come out.

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  • Blany Pinto, Muscat

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Ash Wednesday Good News...Thank you Lord Jesus...

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  • Ivan D'Souza, Chikmagalur/Muscat

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Dear Blany Pinto: Uppu Thinda Mele Neeru Kudiyale beku, & Madidunno Maharayaaa........still there are are many behind the crime, hope all will come out before GoodFriday ..........

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Ash Wednesday is NOT meant for Good News like this. This is the day we remember our sins and repent & change our hearts - First step is forgiving others as God has forgiven you & me. 

    Truth will come out for sure, this is what we all want to know but whether the culprits will be punished or not, it is up to HIM.

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Guilty should be punished under fullest extent of law.
    Fr. Mahesh is still innocent and fellow priests, I remember reading many people made hyper comments/protest..etc against the priest in past which was un-acceptable..

    We need to understand.. to become a priest they have to sacrifice a lot like their whole life time for the sake of others & repeated again .. whole of their life with no personal gain.. just for others.
    If there was a Easy Life.. today many of us would have been in the Priesthood .. Instead of going to the Gulf with 80 degree boiling temperature or Europe with minus -15 degree Ice cold or Crowded/polluted cities like Mumbai, Madras, Bangalore with No fresh air to breathe...Itz that simple.

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  • Nagesh, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    I knew that its true and it will be true. There are lot against me when I said the reality. Now the truth will come to light. God bless you all

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  • Jacintha, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Praise the Lord. Our god is a living god. Today we are so satisfied that god answered our prayers.

    In hindi the saying came so true" bhagwaan ke ghar dher Hai andher nahin". Thanks to all those who selflessly worked so hard without giving. Now our only prayer that let there be peace among Shirva parishners.

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  • Gilbert, Udupi/Kuwait

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    LET TRUTH PREVAIL. JUSTICE DELAYED BUT NOT DENIED. TRUST JUDICIARY SHALL DO JUSTICE.

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  • Jacintha, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Praise the Lord

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  • Rathnakar Salian, Kuwait / Shirva

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    We as shirva villagers irrespecitve cast and religion eagerly waiting , for Justice to Fr Mahesh D Souza's death , who was restlessly hard working towards Don Bosco School.

    This is the day , we can say in english “ Justice will prevail ”

    Really great work by Police department and karnataka state home ministry.
    Credit goes to each and every single person who selflessly worked towards to get justice for Fr Mahesh.

    Last but not least i thank daijiworld for breaking all the news pertaining to Fr.Mahesh D Souza's death.

    Finally , i say only one word to each and every one "THANK YOU ALL"

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  • Lilly Lewis, Thane .Uppoor

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Thank you Jesus. You heard. Our prayers

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  • John, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    I saw many videos after death of this fr Mahesh
    His dad was breaking out no one could console him even my heart was melting.

    Dear fr Mahesh dad today is a message for you from God
    All Your tears will not go waste God has kept a record of it and soon he will answer you
    Psalm 56:8 says keep track of all my sorrows.
    You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
    You have recorded each one in your book.psalm 56:8

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  • Ronald Mathias, Mudarangadi-Canada, Mudarangadi-Canada

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Thank you Jesus! I hope Fr. Mahesh's family gets justice sooner. I was waiting for some good news.

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  • James, Bendur

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Never heard priest committing suicide. Justice will be done for late Fr.Mahesh.

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  • Nancy, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Whenever I recall Fr . Mahesh I pray to God Almighty help to catch the culprit.
    I pray Jesus give good wisdom to the investigators . Hope the culprit money/wealth doesn’t save them. Mama Mary give justice the fly of Fr. Mahesh . If all of us we pray in faith it will be proved soon . Amen
    Without fire there is no smoke .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Bhagwan Ke Ghar Der Hai Andher Nahin ...

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    We have full faith in our Justice system. Let there be proper enquiry into this incident.

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  • John, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Now the real truth will come out soon!!
    I hope fr Mahesh parents Will get justice soon.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    I just recalled a defamation case filed on Jan. 19, regarding Fr. Mahesh's death which started as follows :

    "The third additional JMFC court here has issued notice to Joel Mathias, Flavia Mathias and Leena Mathias for allegedly defaming Mudrangadi gram panchayat president David D Souza on social media platforms. David D'Souza has sought Rs 1 crore in damages. "

    Whereas, in today's news, the person who sought damages himself is arrested.

    What all blunder is going on around us !

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    @Deshbhakht, Mangalore
    ha ha ....
    This is what our Indian judicial systems … !!!
    No wonder ….!!! "Samajne walo ko ishara khafi hai"...!!!

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  • Allen DSouza, Houston/Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    The defamation case is a civil matter filed by David Dsouza, which he filed on his own. That has nothing to do with police investigation which now has unearthed his involvement. So the defamation case might be dismissed if it turns out that the information sent out matches what the police found.

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Let the police do a fair investigation and clear the doubts of the faithful and give justice to the soul of late Fr. Mahesh and also to his immediate family members. It reminds me a age old saying..."Bhagwaan ke ghar me dherr hai, andherr naheen!. The guilty should be punished how mighty he/she may be!

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