Monday, February 21, 2005


Brother Gilbert Raj (32), the Missions India missionary at Rajkadia in Orissa has been killed under mysterious circumstances. He was in charge of the Missions India Balabhavan.

Br Gilbert who was returning from school in the afternoon along with the students was confronted by some persons and taken away, according to the students of the Balabhavan. His wife Gigi Gilbert and the other missionaries, on finding that he has not returned, lodged a complaint in the local police station.

An investigation led to the detection of his dead body lying in a local workshop. The latest reports suggest that one of his friends named Anna @ Prakash may be linked to the incident.

The slain missionary has been serving the Lord in Orissa, the graveyard of Christian missionaries for a long period of 13 years. He is a native of Perayam, near Meenmutty in Trivandrum, Kerala.His wife Gigi is a native of Rajapuram in Idukki .