Udupi: MASS India NGO demands CBI probe into Fr Mahesh death case

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Udupi, Nov 11: Udupi, Nov 11: Mahiti Seva Samiti NGO has filed an appeal to the government officers and others to hand over the case of Fr Mahesh D'Souza to CBI or COD.

Addressing the gathering, J A Koteyar, president MASS, Karnataka, All India NGO Karnataka, on Monday, November 11, he said, “Mahiti Seva Samiti is an organization that fights for the rights of human beings. It is not based on any caste or religion. It is fighting for human rights since many years. When Johnson Dolfred Castelino, president of MASS Shirva, Praveen Corda, president MASS Kalathu, Conrad Castelino Shirva and Sunil Kabral Shirva spoke to the parishioners of Shirva as well as other churches in the vicinity, they wanted to know the intention of Fr Mahesh D'Souza to kill himself as he did not have any vices nor did any work that is against the society.

“MASS demands that this case should be handed over to CBI immediately. The civilians of Shirva church vicinity are of the opinion that some eminent personalities of the society are involved in the death case of Fr Mahesh D'Souza. So there is a possibility to close this case as suicide. So Mahiti Seva Samiti and the social activists of Shirva village have kept the above demands in front of the government.

"Fr Mahesh is the person who tried to raise his voice against injustice. He has contributed a lot to the society. One might undergo depression and commit suicide. But Mass India and also the people want to know what depression Fr Mahesh was into and who were imposing pressure on him. Kaup circle inspector has been appointed as investigating officer in this case. There is no doubt about his efficiency but he too has some limits upon which he cannot take certain actions. So Fr Mahesh case must be handed over to either CBI or CID," he said.

Conrad Castelino, Shirva, said that he had a conversation with Fr Mahesh two weeks before his death. “Fr Mahesh expressed his grievances to his parents at home before his death. He was under a lot of pressure. We demand higher level of investigation. Justice must be done," he said. 

The appeal which is submitted by MASS also says, "If proper FIR of this case should be done after handing over the case to CID or CBI. If our demands are not met, then MASS and the locals of Shirva and neighbouring villages will hold a huge protest in front of the Udupi DC office.”

The appeal is addressed to prime minister, chief minister, home minister, DGP, DC, SP, MP chikkamagaluru constituency, sub divisional officer Karkal, police circle inspector, Kaup, Human rights commission New Delhi and Bengaluru, provincial SVD Bandara Mumbai.

Stephen Rajesh Pereira, president, MASS, Brahmavar, Praveen Corda, president MASS, Kalathur Kaup, Johnson Castelino, president MASS, Shirva, and Sunil Kabral Shirva were present in the press conference.

It may be recalled, Fr Mahesh was the assistant parish priest and principal of Don Bosco School in Shirva. He was found hanging at his cabin of the school on October 11.

J A Koteyar, president, Mahithi Seva Samithi, Stephen Rajesh Pereira, president, Mahithi Seva Samithi, Brahmavar, Praveen Corda, president, Mahithi Seva Samithi, Kalathur-Kaup, Johnson Castelino, president, Mahithi Seva Samithi, Shirva, Conrad Castelino, Shirva and Sunil Cabral Shirva, were present.


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  • Shoan D Souza, Sacheripet

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    First of all every Indian citizen must abide law of the land. Thanks to media, we come to know each and every crime , it could be a rape, murder or crimes related to money., culprits are top position persons.....it's very unfortunate, still we admire them.
    If something bad is going on in front of you , stop it by using your energy, hit the culprit and stop, if you have no that energy, convince / negotiate the person to stop , if you have no that smart mind, just curse that culprit. Don't just go behind him because he is influenced, rich or in top position.
    If we want to see a good society , its our duty and responsibility.

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  • Francis Mathias, Shirva/Udupi

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Handing over the case of Fr Mahesh's mysterious death to the higher authorities like CID or CBI is the need of the hour. It appears that so many factors that are linked to Fr. Mahesh's death are being concealed. In my opinion, there is no reason to hold back when the situation demands to have a high level probe to arrive at truth through the competent agency. I am sure no catholic person longing for justice for Fr. Mahesh will be offended by this action.

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  • Luise De Sa, Boston

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Interesting! When the learned principal of Kalianpur wrote and reminded constitutional rights and indirectly said how the protest by the Shirva people can be termed illegal, none said the article was partisan. or the dissenting comments were not published. Glad to see now many are supporting an enquiry by CBI/CID

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  • Wilson, UDUPI

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    We need justice, no less or no more.

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  • William, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Justice to the soul is given only when truth is been revealed. Only and only CBI can reveal the truth. Since influence of political and spiritual heads are involved. These days spiritual heads require social media respect power and money. HATS OFF TO MASS INDIA NGO.

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  • NFS Rodrigues, Mangalore/ Bangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    well said

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    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    As a Christian, I would humbly request all my fellow Christians to please maintain the sacredness of our Churches and Religious priests/leaders of the Church. Let the competent authority handle the case of Rev. Fr. Mahesh D'souza and let us all storm the Heavens and pray for the truth to prevail. Let us not be judgmental in our approach. Let us be respectful towards our Church and follow the teaching of Jesus Christ and follow His footsteps. Christians all over the world are recognized as 'peace loving' people. Let us strive to prove that no matter what, we Christians will maintain our Spirituality and be obedient to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Our religious leaders/priests are the anointed hands of the Lord and we as lay people should abstain from causing them any pain or use any harsh words even though they are wrong, as they are directly answerable to God for any of their folly. God bless and forgive us all.

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  • ricky menezes, mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    it will nice if ur comments are heard by the bishop of Udupi....if he had given time to time updates this situation would have not arisen.....

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  • Celine, Shirva/Kuwait

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Even Jesus was angry, and he corrected the people. May be God wants to put an end to the wrong doers in the name of God . Jesus's death bought the salvation to the mankind, may be Fr. Mahesh's death may bring the justice to Priesthood, but to get the justice we need to find the reason why this has happened, so that we can avoid any such incident in future with Priests. We don't want to lose any priests life in this way. We need to find the cause of death.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Here nobody deliberately intends to cause pain to anybody. Without pointing fingers lay people have the right to know who is wrong or what went wrong with Fr. Mahesh. The people to whom he meant something, either as a priest or as a school principal, have an obligation to ensure that fair justice is provided to the departed soul. And finally all responsible individuals, big and small, are directly answerable to God for their deeds and misdeeds.

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  • laveena, shirva

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    yes, case needs to be handed over to CBI or COD, we want justice.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    i like da truth & a just justice. where is da truth in da fake book sathyadarshini & where is the justice in da church attacks?????????
    1 corinthians 6:1 dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?
    proverbs 25:8-9 “do not hastily bring into court, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame? Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another’s secret.”

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    our court is not da cbi or da govt., courts. it is da church. it is possible 2 solve fr. mahesh suicide case within da church from da church people.

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  • For truth & Justice, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    When people don't get justice only appeal to the higher authorities ..!
    This case need to be investigated by CBI & justice need to be done...it's the wishes of all of us ...

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  • For truth & Justice, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    When people don't get justice only appeal to the higher authorities ..!
    This case need to be investigated by CBI & justice need to be done...it's the wishes of all of us ...

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  • Sandra John, Shirva

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    @David Church cannot be a court or business center or a market (John 2: 16) Church is place of worship. I am very sad to see people are doing auction business in the church premise which should be stopped. Even they do not hesitate to do auction of liquor to generate money during the mission Sunday. Auction of rabbits, cows, cocks, hens eggs and even liquors. These activities should be stopped in Church premise.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    neither church is a fashion house 2 c da girls walk 2 receive holy communion in da exposed dress. yes. u said right in da auction business, dis should b stopped. concerning da govt controlled human courts, will u believe in da judgement like da cbi, where is da justice in da church attacks in da fake book sathyadarshini. it is better 2 form truthfull christian men & priests sit 2gether & solve da problem of fr. mahesh suicidce case. justice from da church 2 fr., mahesh should b given. 2ndly suicide is a cowardly act. he should have faced it inside da church bravely with da support of laymen from da church. there r corrupt laymen also in da church. it is very sad 2 note dat da few young men of da church r not coming 2 church even on sunday mass 1ns in a week. parents r 2 b blamed.

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  • Roger Pinto, Shirva / DXB

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Reason behind this is money
    In current arena money only speaks

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  • Captain Bonaventure Saldanha, Belman

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    If poor dies assistant parish will visit house of deceased to bless the dead body
    If rich person dies dozens of priests will attend the funeral ⚰️
    It’s true and ongoing precise in our religion !

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  • NFS Rodrigues, Mangalore/ Bangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    so very true.

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