A pastor of a church in Chandurthi mandal of Karimnagar district, Andhra Pradesh was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Lakshminagar in Karimnagar on 12 April 2005. According to sources, Pastor Sidney David (58) was brutally murdered by miscreants at a secluded place near a function palace in Lakshminagar late in the night.
The miscreants smashed his dead with a boulder and abandoned the body near an open place. The neighbours who noticed the body in the early hours informed the matter to the police authorities. The town police rushed to the spot and shifted the body to the mortuary at the district headquarters hospital. The deceased belonged to Nalgonda district.
Meanwhile a section of Christians from Chandurthi arrived at the mortuary and demanded that the police probe the matter to unravel the culprits responsible for the brutal murder of the pastor who was revered in the whole of the mandal.
Tension gripped the hospital premises following the protest by the villagers of Chandurthi demanding action against the guilty. The One Town police authorities registered a case and had taken up investigations.