Thursday, October 29, 2020
Home India Chennai granite mining scam: Mining baron fed mentally ill victims before slitting...

Chennai granite mining scam: Mining baron fed mentally ill victims before slitting throats

By NewsGram Staff Writer

Chennai: The multi-crore granite mining scam that rocked Tamil Nadu has now transfigured into a gory turn of events, involving the complicity of the top echelons of the private industry.

Corroborating the rampant incidence of human sacrifices, a complaint filed by M Sevarkodiyan, former driver of the PRP Granites in Madurai  accused P.R Palanichamy, the mining baron and owner of the country’s largest granite exporter for allegedly engaging in controversial human sacrifices in Tamil Nadu’s granite quarries.

According to a report filed by M Sevarkodiyan in the Madras High Court, in 1999, he was given an unusual task by the company to pick up mentally ill people from street, feed them, and later drop them in the company’s headquarters.

He further added that demented people were killed and buried by the associates of P R Palanichamy. Further, he claimed to have witnessed the burial of two such persons an year before. In 2004, a year after he resigned PRP Granites, Sevarkodiyan reported the matter to the police,

“The PRP head office was in Keelavalavu near Madhurai and they had quarries in other districts. Whenever we made an inspection trip, we were asked to pick up mentally ill people on the way. We didn’t have to force them to get into the vehicle. We simply had to hold their hands, and they would step inside the Jeep or Sumo,” Sevarkodiyan told The Indian Express.

Madras High Court has appointed a committee in order to probe into the case. After digging the quarry last weekend, skeletal remains of four people, including a child were found.

On 15th September, P R Palanichamy’s associates were questioned by the police. A tantrik from Kerala who allegedly led the human sacrifices is also being investigated.

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,780FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Using Nanoparticle of Coronavirus Protein For COVID Vaccine

In a major study, researchers have discovered a technique that could help increase the effectiveness of vaccines against the novel coronavirus, the virus that...

Uttar Pradesh Authorities Launches Digital Library

Uttar Pradesh authorities have launched a Higher Education Digital library that will enable students to access the best content free of cost. Students enrolled in...

How To Use Data To Improve Your Business

By Edward Roesch Modern technologies offer a vast range of opportunities for business growth. The importance of data is evident to managers and others included...

Top Ten Video Marketing Softwares That Will Help You Create Videos For Your Brand Easily

By Alex Stuart Five billion videos are watched per day on YouTube. Three hundred hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube every minute! According to recent...

7 In 10 Urban Indians Are Hooked In Playing Mobile Games

Seven in 10 urban Indians are now playing video games or mobile games on any device, taking the country into the top 10 gaming...

Delhi Government Set To Launch Anti-Pollution Campaign From November 2

The Delhi government is all set to launch the 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' Anti-pollution campaign in all the 272 wards here from November...

Acer Launches 11th Gen Intel Processor Laptops

Taiwanese major Acer on Wednesday unveiled a range of laptops with the latest 11th Gen Intel processors aimed at consumers looking for power-packed performance...

Binge Watch And Web Surfing The Perfect Lockdown Combo

With the country under lockdown and cinema halls shut down, it was the small screen that brought people closer to the experience of watching...

Recent Comments