An atrocious tale of murder, sexual abuse and cheating reportedly by a Christian priest, Pastor Millan Singh, has emerged from in & around Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.
The case came out in open during the Madras High Court hearing on a habeas corpus petition filed by C Gnanaiah, (50) an agricultural laborer and father of G. Anbu Stella (24) who was missing since Sept 2010. It seems police in Tirunelveli had been dodging the father for a year citing jurisdictional issues.
Pastor Millan Singh has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting and murdering G. Anbu Stella and attempting to murder another woman, K. Gandhimathi (30). During interrogation, the police came to know that he had reportedly cheated more than 40 women by taking money from them under the pretext of getting them a job.
As per this report –
“The pastor’s wife, Jeevitha, has also been held for helping him in committing the crime. The police said on Wednesday that Millan Singh (46), a differently abled preacher from Ukkirankottai near Manur, was running a church at Narippaiyur in Ramanathapuram district. He reportedly took Rs. 4.50 lakh and 15 sovereigns of gold ornaments from K. Gandhimathi (30) of Shanthi Nagar in Palayamkottai on the promise of getting her a government job.
Later, Gandhimathi realised that Millan Singh had cheated her. She contacted him 10 days ago and enquired about the delay in getting the ‘appointment order.’ Millan Singh asked her to come to Sankarankovil to collect the ‘order.’ When Ms. Gandhimathi reached Sankarankovil, Millan Singh took her in his car to the government office. When they were about reach the office, he pushed her out of the speeding car and escaped.
Ms. Gandhimathi, who sustained injuries, filed a complaint with Sankarankovil Town police, who picked up Millan Singh for interrogation.
During interrogation, the police came to know that he had reportedly cheated more than 40 women by taking money from them in a similar manner. In one such case, G. Anbu Stella (24) of Sankarankovil approached Millan Singh with the hope of getting government employment. As he promised to get her a job, she reportedly gave him Rs. 2 lakh.
Millan Singh is also reported to have developed an intimate relationship with Anbu Stella, as a result of which she became pregnant. Anbu Stella compelled him to marry her. But, Millan Singh, with the help of Jeevitha, took her to Kaveripakkam and allegedly murdered her some time back. Anbu Stella’s father Gnanam, who could not contact her, filed a complaint with Kuruvikulam police against Millan Singh. During investigation, the murder of Anbu Stella came to light. Subsequently, Kaveripakkam police arrested Millan Singh and Jeevitha.
Millan Singh was produced in a court, which remanded him in judicial custody in Palayamkottai Central Prison.”
While hearing the petition filed by C Gnanaiah, Madras High Court judges said that his daughter (G. Anbu Stella) could have been alive if the police had taken prompt action on the complaint lodged by him last year itself.
As per Tamil media reports, Milan Singh is a Pastor in Living God’s Church, Narippayyur, Ramnad, TN. It staggers belief that national media, especially TV channels, has barely covered this news while they prefer to obsess over gau-rakshaks, JNU politics and release of Bollywood movies. No one has approached CBCI (Catholic Bishops Council of India) or any other leading Christian body for their views on Pastor Millan Singh. No one has cornered the Tamil Nadu police & administration for their apathetic response to a poor father’s pleas for justice.