Transfer the suspicious death case of Pastor Gideon Periyaswamy to CBI.

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Petition before the


Date: 22 Jan 2018


1) The Chief Secretary to Government,
Secretariat, Chennai – 600009, Tamil Nadu.

2) The Principal Secretary to Government,
Home Dept,
Secretariat, Chennai – 600009, Tamil Nadu.

3) The Director General of Police,
Dr.Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai – 600004, Tamil Nadu.

4) The Home Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs,
North Block, Central Secretariat, New Delhi - 110001

5) The Chairperson,
National Human Rights Commission,
Manav Adhikar Bhawan Block-C, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi - 110023.

6) The Chairperson,
National Commission for Minorities,
3rd Floor, Block-3, CGO Complex, New Delhi 110003.

7) The Chairperson,
National Commission for Scheduled Caste,
5th Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.

Victims:

1. Mr. Pastor Gideon Periyasamy, (deceased due to murder)
Maknayeem Church, Adayachery village,
Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu State.

2. Mrs. Malliga, aged 55 years,
W/o Mr.Panneerselvam,
No: 20, Perumalkovil Street, Irumpuliyoor, Chennai - 600045.

Sub: “Requistion for Transfer of Investigation towards Central Bureau of Investigation for the case of murdered Christian Minority Pastor Mr.Gideon Periyasamy of Maknayeem Church, Adayachery village, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu State – reg”


Accused Murderers:

1) Mr. Kamaraj,
Hindu Munnani,
Cheyyur, Kanchipuram District, Chennai - 600045, Tamil Nadu, India.
Sakthi Vinayagam, 58, Aiyya Muthali Street, Chintadripet, Chennai - 600002.
Phone No: 044 -28457676;
Mobile No: 9443343436; 9047027282
Email: <mail@hindumunnani.org.in>; <hmrss1980@gmail.com>

2) Mr. Sakthivel,
Hindu Munnani
Cheyyur, Kanchipuram District, Chennai - 600045, Tamil Nadu, India.
Sakthi Vinayagam, 58, Aiyya Muthali Street, Chintadripet, Chennai - 600002.
Phone No: 044 -28457676;
Mobile No: 9443343436; 9047027282
Email: <mail@hindumunnani.org.in>; <hmrss1980@gmail.com>

3) Mr. Karunagaran,
Cheyyur, Kanchipuram District, Chennai - 600045, Tamil Nadu, India.

4) Mr. Narayanan,
Former Panchayat President,
Cheyyur, Kanchipuram District, Chennai - 600045, Tamil Nadu, India.

Police of Jurisdiction:

1) The Inspector of Police,
E4 - Kalpakkam Police Station,
Kalpakkam - 603102, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu.
Phone No: 044-27481143, Mobile No: 9498100289, 9489959325,
Email: <sho.kalpakkam@tncctns.gov.in>

2) The Deputy Superintendent of Police,
Mamallapuram Sub Division, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu.
Phone No: 044-27442100, Mobile No: 9498100265
Email: <dsp.mamallapuram@tncctns.gov.in>

3) The Superintendent of Police,
Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu.
Phone No: 044-27237720, Mobile No: 9498181360
Email: <sp.kpm@tncctns.gov.in>

Sir/ Madam,

1) The Christian Minority and a Dalit Pastor Mr.Gideon Periyasamy has been murdered on 20 Jan 2018, by the above said four accused who were Hindutva Extremist of Hindu Munnani and High Caste Fanatics. The accused Hindu Munnani extremist used to discriminate the people on the basis of religion and persecute the Christian and Muslim minorities. The accused High Caste Fanatics used to discriminate the lower caste people especially the Dalits from the scheduled caste / Tribals. Pastor Mr.Gideon Periyasamy has been murdered by the above four accused due to their bad intentions discriminating him on the basis of religion and caste. This petition is based on the representation made by the victim Mrs.Malliga, a relative sister of Pastor Gideon Periyasamy before the Hon’ble Judicial Magistrate, Madurantakam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu and the News dated 21 January 2018, published in the website vide web url https://morningstarnews.org/2018/01/pastor-found-dead-tamil-nadu-india/ and the copy of the same is enclosed herewith.
2) Pastor Gideon Periyaswamy is a convert from Hinduism 25 years ago, is single and served as Pastor in Adayachery for more than 12 years.
3) Two years before the above said four accused has trespassed into the church and has damaged the church by removing the thatched roof thereby creating nuisance shouting as not to conduct the church.
4) Prior to one month, these four accused has again made public nuisance before the church reasoning that none of the vehicles should be parked before the Church.
5) On 14 January 2018, these four accused has created nuisance and abused the Pastor Gideon Periyasamy for parking a car in the designated parking for church. They pelted stones at the car, and the Pastor Gideon Periyasamy has made an announcement requesting the church members to park their vehicles within the church premises only.
6) On 20 January 2018, it is found out that, Pastor Gideon Periyasamy was hanging in a rope, wherein his legs were touching the ground with blood injuries at his neck. The accused has hanged him after murdering him to deviate, distract and supress the facts inorder to falsely justify the same as suicide and to escape from legal consequences. Also the gold ring is also stolen away from the hands of the victim Pastor Gideon Periyasamy. The victim Malliga has presented a petition before the Hon’ble Judicial Magistrate, Madurantakam, praying to conduct the Post Mortem before his presence to ensure a genuine post mortem.
7) Mr. Rajendiran, the Deputy Superintendent of Police has stated on press interview to the Morning Star News that a week before his death, Pastor Periyaswamy had filed a complaint with police “on some village people troubling him. Our investigation was underway, and now we found him dead”
8) Mrs.Thenmozhi, the Deputy Inspector General of Police of Kanchipuram Range, stated on her press interview that, "the officers would carry out a fair investigation. There is no doubt in that – we will ensure a fair investigation. If there is any troublemaker involved, we are looking at all angles regarding this. We ensure fair investigation. The post-mortem begins once the enquiry starts. Let the family and relatives come out with the facts they have; once we are given the witnesses statements and some supportive material, we will ensure post-mortem.”
9) On Press Interview, Pastor Reuben has stated that, “the local Hindus were not happy with growing Christianity, they had several times tried to stop the ministry. At pastors’ meetings and on other occasions, Pastor Gideon Periyaswamy spoke of Hindu hostilities to his church services and requested prayer. Also Gideon Periyasamy has once told that “I have no problem – if needed, if the Lord permits it, I would die as martyr for Christ, but the ministry should not stop. Police initially refused to file a complaint from church members. After church members and pastors from neighbouring villages blocked a road in protest, his body was transported to Chengalpattu Government Hospital, where it has been placed in the hospital mortuary. We filed a complaint at Kalpakkam police station, but no action was taken.”
10) Rejina and Indira has mentioned in the press interview that, "for the past six months, the local hard-line Hindus have harassed the pastor every Sunday. When they see the pastor, they laugh, giggle and crack humiliating jokes at him. They would always look for something to pick a fight over. But pastor told them that, ‘We should be at peace with our neighbours – let’s not give them a reason to fight'. Last year local Hindu extremists kicked and beat the pastor. These people had cut the church’s water supply by disconnecting the pipeline. Pastor Gideon Periyaswamy had led the congregation as a house church, and before the current structure was built, they met in a shed. In 2016, area Hindu nationalists demolished the shed".
11) Pastor Immanuel Prabhakaran, who worked with the deceased leader of the church, which belongs to the Synod of Pentecostal Churches, stated on press interview that, "the Vanniyar community and other upper castes in Adayachery hate the lower caste of the pastor and his congregation. They threatened the pastor, ‘How dare you set up a church in our locality? This area is of upper castes. Stop running church here. Stop inviting schedule castes to our area. You leave this village else we will make life difficult for you."

Hence, I request the competent authorities to take immediate action as requested below:
A) To register First Information Report on the above said facts and investigate the case without further delay.
B) To transfer the investigation of the case towards the Central Bureau of Investigation.
C) To arrest the accused preventing tampering of witnesses and further harm to the minorities of that locality.
D) To verify the voice records of telephonic communication of the mobile phone and landline phones used by the four accused one month prior to the date of murder and also after murder, to probe out whether any evidences may be extracted to prove this murder.
E) To verify the voice records of telephonic communication of the mobile phone and landline phones used by all the leaders of the Hindu Munnani and the High caste fanatics one month prior to the date of murder and also after murder, to probe out whether any evidences may be extracted to prove this murder.
F) To verify the voice records of telephonic communication of the mobile phone and landline phones used by all the Police Officials connected with the above mentioned Police of jurisdiction, one month prior to the date of murder and also after murder, to probe out whether any evidences may be extracted to prove this murder.

Pastor Body taken out of Mortuary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D5Z_5Ht4OE


Protest against killing Pastor Gideon Periyaswamy in Tamilnadu INDIA - 3rd day - Many Christian churches & organizations joining together
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhsa8nMGVSc



Thank you.

By- Christians in India



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