Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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Cover-up of Murder at the Sathya Sai College

Posted by robertpriddy on September 29, 2007

Narendra Nayak in Indian Skeptic On 27th Febuary, 1987, the body of a youth was discovered near a depression in the ground at Alike, a small village near Mangalore in Karnataka State. The crowd collected, and the body was identified as that of Lokayya Pujari, a first year PUC student of the Junior College run by Satya Sai Lokashikshana Trust. This village incidentally is the centre of activities of Satya Sai Baba. An educational complex under the name of Satya Sai Lokashikshana Trust, with a primary school, high school and a junior college are being run by this Trust. The trust owns the land and buildings while the expenses of the institution are taken care of by the state government, being a state aided institution. Thus at the expense of the state, the Trust carries on the cult activities of brain washing the students to believe in the godhood of Satya Sai Baba.Immediately the authorities of the Trust swung into action to label this as a case of suicide by influencing the top official who also was a great devotee of the Baba and one of his children was an old student of the school.Another question was, as to how a student like Lokayya, who was also a President’s scout, could commit suicide?

Lokyya Pujari - murdered and body burned

Lokayya Poojary body SS Junior College

Financially, his family was not very badly off, in fact he had about Rs.300 cash with him. This was not the first case of the Trust management trying their stunts. A few years back, the management suddenly stopped the admission of the girl students. This being the only one, in the area, this action would have deprived the local girls of an opportunity to get education. The prurient attitude of Satya Sai Baba found that educating boys and girls in the same class-room would cause distraction. Anyway the sustained campaign of the local people

and the support by various progressive forces of the district finally forced the management to open separate classes for girls. Though the lands and the assets had been donated by the local people, no opportunity was given to them to express their opinion.

Though a devotee of the Baba, Narayana Bhat was quite reasonable in other matters and it was due to his work that the Trust was functioning quite well. With his death all sorts of trouble started. The agitation of the local people was suppressed with the help of the police. Finally, a hunger strike in front of the police station became necessary before a case of un-natural death was registered. An anonymous letter addressed to the police stated the circumstances leading to the death of Lokayya Poojari.

The death of Lokayya Poojari is not the only one to take place in this campus. Every year lots of incidents happen. But most of them go unreported, thanks to the clout of the Baba with the government and the local police. It is time that detailed inquiry is conducted into the sordid affairs of the Sri Satya Sai Loka Seva Shikshana Trust, Alike, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka State and other educational institutions run by Satya Sai Baba.

Information on the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization
See also Devotee attacks on the Sai petition and petitioners

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