Bail Petition of David D’Souza in Fr Mahesh Suicide Case Rejected
Udupi: The Udupi district and sessions court rejected the bail petition of GP president of Mudaragandi David D’Souza who was arrested in the Fr Mahesh D’Souza’s death case on March 9.
David D’Souza’s advocate had filed the bail petition while the public prosecutor Shanthi Bai filed her objection to the petition and pleaded for the dismissal of the petition.
The district and sessions judge heard the arguments from both sides and rejected the bail petition of David D’Souza.
After five months, the police arrested Mudarangadi Gram Panchayat president David D’Souza, in the suicide case of assistant parish priest of Our Lady of Health Church in Shirva, Fr Mahesh D’Souza.
Based on the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report, Kaup police filed a suo-motu case and arrested David D’Souza. Police sources said that during the investigation they discovered that the deceased priest was in contact with David’s wife over the phone and David had resented this many times.
On the night of October 11, 2019, David had threatened to report about Mahesh’s behaviour. Thus, David abetted the suicide of the priest. David is remanded in judicial custody.
Fr Mahesh D’Souza principal of Don Bosco English Medium School and also the principal of Shirva Don Bosco CBSE School was found dead in the principal’s chamber at the school in Shirva on the night of October 11, 2019.
A case of unnatural death was registered in the Shirva police station.
There were protests in Shirva on November 2, 3 and 5.
After continuous protests, former SP of Udupi Nisha James had appointed Kaup Circle Inspector Mahesh Prasad as the Investigating Officer.