Category: Samanta Roy / Avraham Cohen / Samanta Roy Institute

Rama Behera, founder of the Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology, changed his name first to R.C. Samanta Roy and later to Avraham Cohen.

SIST hotel loses case & attorney fined

A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld a liquor law violation against an official of a Shawano hotel owned by the Samanta Roy Institute of Science & Technology – and fined its attorney $200 as well. WLUK reports: Darlene Sense, the official contact for the Best Western Hotel’s liquor license, was issued a municipal citation for not allowing city officials to conduct a site inspection during a private party on May 10, 2008. She appealed on several grounds, all of which were rejected by the appeals court. In its decision, the Court of Appeals also fined Sense’s attorney, Rebekeh Nett, $200

No Charges In Bizarre Injuries At Cult Head’s Home; Questions remain

R C Samanta Roy No charges will be filed in a bizarre happening at the home of a suspected religious cult leader that left an 18-year-old woman with life-threatening injuries, Baltimore County police said Tuesday.

Police have concluded that Carmella Goldstein was hurt when a slab of granite fell on top of her, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. She suffered a punctured lung and a broken leg, pelvis and ribs, and traumatic injuries to an eye and her genital area, according to the report.

Assault probed at home linked to religious group

R C Samanta Roy An 18-year-old woman suffered numerous injuries at a suburban Baltimore home owned by the founder of an organization that’s been described as a religious cult, but the woman and her associates have not been forthcoming about what happened, police said Thursday.

“The victim and the other persons involved in this case haven’t been very cooperative because they’re anti-government,” a police spokesman said.

House of SIST leader found empty after barricade situation lasting overnight

R C Samanta Roy Baltimore County police were searching for at least one suspect in the assault on an 18-year-old woman that led to a barricade Wednesday around a Pikesville house owned by a suspected religious cult leader.

Police said Avraham Cohen is not a part of the investigation into the incident, and he was not believed to be at the residence at the time of the assault, but the victim might have been part of the organization.

Baltimore Area Authorities Raid Home of SIST’s Avraham Cohen

R C Samanta Roy The home is owned by Avraham Cohen, the President of the Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology. Police say they do not believe Cohen is directly involved, but other members of his group may be.

The raid came after a young woman was assaulted inside the home. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, including internal injuries.