Suspicions have risen as to whether the person who offered poojas at the Maruthanarmadam Ramanatheswarar Temple located within the Ramanathan Fine Arts College premises during the period 2016 – 2017 is a Muslim? Intelligence unit men are on his trail now.
It has been identified that the person who offered poojas at the said temple under the name of Pratheeba Sarma is a native of Kekkirawa and his real name is Mohamed Jeffrey.
The said priest who had lived in the Grama Officer Division of J/190 –Inuvil North east coming under Uduvil Divisional Secretary area have requested the Grama officer to remove his registration here as he had gone to Kekkirawa. On examining his documents the Grama Officer has found out his real name is Mohamed Jeffrey had immediately informed Uduvil Divisional Secretary.
The Uduvil Divisional Secretariat shocked by the news that a Muslim national had served as the priest in the Temple had informed the Security Forces about that.
Thereafter, the primary inquiries from the person it was revealed that this person had converted to Islam to marry a Muslim girl and had served as the priest while being a Muslim.