Sai Baba 1993 murders: eyewitness reveals amazing facts
Posted by robertpriddy on September 15, 2012
An American lady known in the ashram as ‘Divya’ (Eileen Weed) knew Sai Baba’s sister Venkamma for many years between 1987 onwards – living with her from 1989-1993 (and she finally left Prashanthi Nilayam and Sai Baba in 2005) Divya is posting a very extensive set of her letters home over two decades. The content of these establish her complete authenticity as an honest and truthful person respected by Sai Baba’s core family and the ashram officials and devotees who knew her, besides which she sacrificed herself continually to look after the difficult and very demanding sister, Venkamma, and was chosen to be the only person with her 24 hrs daily during her last week on her death-bed! Divya was a totally devoted Sai bhakta (then – and until around 2005 when she left the ashram).
Letters with her eye-witness account of the murders episode of June 6th 1993 clear up many details about the incident, showing that it was systematically covered-up by all involved, including by a criminally concocted and discredited police report. See scan excerpts below:-
Note: Disinformation and wilful rumours were put out as diversionary tactics by the ashram, the Central Trust authorities, Sathya Sai Baba himself (in a discourse later). The Indian Home Minister S.B. Chavan and Prime Minister Narasimhan Rao both conferred at length and often with Sai Baba (whom they had long worshipped as God) and worked ceaselessly to divert the course of justice, which they finally managed, quashing the Central Bureau of Investigation work before it could conclude! Reconstruction of what actually happened has therefore required a huge amount of investigations, elimination of rumours, lies, set-ups and piecing together of the most likely account relying on the facts that are most unassailable. I shall eventually put forward such an account, after presenting the new evidence in a series of blogs, with comments based upon other known facts and assertions that are probable red herrings or outright lies.
Before reading the letter in which Divya described the murders to her parents shortly after the event, a recent exchange between myself and Divya serves to introduce the matter:-
In the above photographs of three of Sai Baba’s murder victims were taken in a series by Padmanabhan on direction of the Sai Baba authorities. The bodies have clearly been arranged to make it look as though they were attacking police with knives and had to be shot down (with about 30 rounds!). The ‘Vishnu snake bed’ remains show two of the bodies were placed in Sai Baba’s bedroom.
Note: The intruders did NOT go up the kitchen stairs to Sai baba’s room, but entered from the interview room, where they had killed Radhakrishnan and Mahadevan first. Besides, one of the photographs does show a piece of rope on the floor. It is also evident now that Sai Baba left his room by a door onto the second floor of the temple, and went to a room at its other end.
Divya’a first letter to her parents described the terrible night of the murders and is to be found at http://www.wattpad.com/7113665-letters-from-india-part-2-57-the-event-june-7-1993 (See the main content as presented below in the next blog)
Divya welcomes comments, questions on her site with wattpad. This is a chance to ask a knowledgeable ex-devotee and fluent Telugu speaker many thing you wanted to know (but had no one you dared ask?)