Mauritian Authorities Probing 10 Cyanide-Related Deaths

Excerpt from report by Mauritius newspaper L’Express web site on 31 August

Two medallions inscribed with the initials EK were found on the corpses of Crithika Mawooa and Rajesh Dhayam. These clues have made investigators assume the Eckankar sect could be behind the death of ten people in Bechard Lane, St-Paul.

The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) on its part, yesterday confirmed that the cause of death of the victims was due to cyanide poisoning. The Saturday [28 August] edition of the Express [newspaper] also mentioned this.

Investigators have begun to seek more details on the workings and rituals of the Eckankar sect and are also seeking to establish the identity of its main leaders.

A man suspected of having often taken part in the sect’s gatherings is currently undergoing a detailed interrogation. [Passage omitted].

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L'Express via BBC Monitoring, Maurritius
Aug. 31, 2004

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