Granite Mining Scam: Human Lives Were Sacrificed Each Time The Firm Expanded It’s Empire

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Granite Mining Scam: Human Lives Were Sacrificed Each Time The Firm Expanded It’s Empire


COLUMNS / This Still Happens in India   /   Sep 18, 2015

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Chennai: Each time the largest granite firm, PRP Granites expanded business or razed local temples for mining operations the owner of the firm P R Palanichamy killed mentally ill people alleged M Sevarkodiyan who used to work with the firm as a driver.

 

Sevarkodiyan said that when he was working with the firm he had been set for an unfamiliar task that required him to pick mentally ill people from the streets on the way back, feed them well before dropping them at the company headquarters.

 

He further alleged to have witnessed the burial of two mentally ill persons he had picked from the streets. He added that the throats of both had been slit.

 

However, Sevarkodiyan’s claim has been denied by Palanichamy’s lawyer.

 

“The PRP head office was in Keelavalavu near Madurai 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.

 

“On the way, the first thing we did was to buy them good food, as much as they wanted. By the time we returned to Keelavalavu, it would be early morning. We would drop them outside a room at the headquarters. They would be locked there for several days,” he said.

 

It is believed that the mentally ill people were being sacrificed as part of a ritual in order to bring good luck each time the firm expanded its empire.

 

Sevarkodiyan left PRP Granites in 2003. He later went on to file a police complaint the following year. Soon after he lodged the complaint Sevarkodiyan was assaulted by goons.

 

Sevarkodiyan then approached Sagayam- the IAS officer who had been appointed the task of probing into the granite mining sacm. Sagayam had ordered the digging at a quarry last weekend. Now, its up to the Madurai police to dig the truth out of it.

 

To placate the Gods when razing temples or seek their blessings when expanding this largest exporter of granites, use to sacrifice humans. The owners of PRP granites have become the latest killers perpetuating human sacrifice. The investigation is on in Tamil Nadu.

 

(image courtesy: https://goo.gl/pIzKM1)


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