Note well how well the BKWSU leadership "cooperates" will the local Establishment. Does the BKWSU Leadership have any statement to make on this one ... or is it all "ashes in the Ganges" already?
I heard about this a while back. It took a little time to trace but it coordinates with both the murder/suicide in Panipat AND the Dawn Griggs murder mentioned in another post. To the former because the 'noble center-in-charges' absconded just as they did in Panipat (I wonder if that is a centrally advised policy); and, to the latter, because it reminds us unfortunately that God Shiva and his centers are not the Omnipotent Umbrellas they are mis-sold to be.
Oh ... the sweet holy sisters cleaned up the place destroying any evidence before the police came ...
First reported December 31, 2003. Event happening two days before.
BRAHMKUMARI STILL UNTRACED - January 3, 2004 AGRA
A young woman from Orissa was burnt alive in the ashram for Gyan and shanti (knowledge and peace) belonging to Brahm Kumari Samaj a week ago, but the police and the intelligence agencies are still groping in the dark for the body and other relevant clues which have deliberately been cleared or concealed.
Senior police officials say they are still looking for the kingpins of the ashram who have disappeared after the crime, but a case of murder has been registered at the Etmauddaula thana. The ashram has been sealed.
Residents of the Trans Yamuna colony were shocked to hear shrieking cries, and see leaping flames that almost burnt the ashram at the dead of night. A few vehicles later arrived and carried away what looked like dead bodies, according to eye witnesses. A woman named Bharti from Orissa has since been missing. Police suspect she was burnt alive in the back yard. The police found birth control pills from her room. This has naturally given a sexual twist to the crime.
Some people at the centre believe Bharti had self immolated herself. The Centre-in-Charges Satya Behan and Anita Behan admit Bharti is no more but they too have no idea about the dead body and who tried to clean up the whole place of vital clues. When the police reached the Ashram around 9 am after the locals informed the thana, the centre in charge told the cops that there was a fire from the stove which was put out promptly.
The headquarters of the Brahmakumari Ashram at Mount Abu have been sounded and efforts are on to sort out the murky mystery, which one ashramite said was part of the conspiracy to malign the movement.
Meanwhile, the police has recovered the white Qualis which was used for transporting the dead body to some unknown place. The driver Prem Singh and two others are still missing. The Ashram-in-charge said there was no information available about the background of the deceased. The police is either under pressure from some high quarters or is just not interested in the case. No vital breakthrough appears likely as the investigating agencies are seen dragging their feet.
Only ten days ago the big wigs of the Brahma Kumari Ashram were in Agra for the inauguration of a new centre near the Taj Mahal by UP governor Acharya Vishnu Kant Shastri.
A senior police official said on Saturday that a person called Hari was having an affair with Bharti and the two were planning to get married soon.
Since the Ashram management generally frowns on such relationship, the deceased Bharti was under mental strain for quite some time. At one stage the couple had decided to run away.
The Bharti murder case has become a challenge for the police which has so far failed to work out the case nor nab the three accued in the FIR including Hari, who have all gone underground.