A 35-year-old young pastor was brutally murdered by unidentified persons who slit his throat with a sharp-edged weapon at Jerrela village of GK Veedhi mandal in Vizag district early today. District Rural Police said, S Dumbu alias Bingo, of Dumbriguda mandal, became the church pastor in Jerrela a few years ago. His wife Janaki lives with him, while their sons are studying at Chintapalle village. A masked man knocked door of Dumbu’s house in the early hours and told him that Maoists were waiting for him to discuss an issue. A hesitant Dumbu left with the masked man, while his wife stayed back.
A few minutes later, the masked man came back to Dumbu’s house and informed Janaki that the Maoists killed the pastor reportedly for his irregularities in the maintenance of church.
He also tried to molest her and fled with 2,500. Police suspect the involvement of three locals. They registered a case and began investigation