Udupi: The Shirva Police have arrested President of the Mudarangadi Gram Panchayat, David D’Souza in connection with the suicide of Fr. Mahesh D’Souza, Principal of Don Bosco English Medium School, Shirva.
As per sources, the police arrested David D’Souza on charges of abetment of suicide after a detailed investigation lead by investigating officer and Kaup Circle Inspector Mahesh Prasad.
The police produced David D’Souza before the court on Wednesday, February 26, where he was remanded to judicial custody until March 11.
It can be recalled that Fr Mahesh D’Souza, who was also the assistant parish priest of the Shirva Church, committed suicide on October 11, 2019. A case of unnatural death was registered at the Shirva Police Station in this regard.
There were several protests and dharnas held in Shirva following the death. The then SP Nisha James, after several protests, ordered Kaup Circle Inspector Mahesh Prasad to conduct an investigation into the case.
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