MUM Dining Hall Killer Declared Insane
File under: Deranged Devotees
Paring knife-wielding killer Shuvender Sem has been declared insane by both the prosecution and defense at his murder trial this week. Levi Butler, a Maharishi University of Management student, was killed by Sen in a dining hall at the university last March.
Our prediction of a lawsuit by the Butlers is looking more likely:
The murder also angered Butler's family and friends, who said the university should have reported to police an attack earlier that day in which Sem stabbed a classmate in the cheek with a ballpoint pen.Were it not for the fact that Sen was hospitalized numerous times as a paranoid schizophrenic before he came to MUM, the folks at anti-TM org Trancenet would still be doing back flips. They published a report a number of years ago they use to make their case that people who practice TM™ are more likely to go insane. [Ed.note: The report seemed a bit skewed to us. Imagine fundamentalist Christians "objectively" investigating same-sex marriage.]
All these bad vibes must be seeping into the Maharishi's vedic love pod. We imagine him upping the frolic quotient as a counter measure to maintain the 60s supergroupie idyll he's got going there. But it's a lot more expensive than it was in the 60s, when all that kids wanted was a safe place to be high while they paid lip service to the Maharishi's teachings. Today kids expect iPods, GameBoys and various flavors of bling for their time as groupies. They'll indulge the Maharishi for tchotchkes, cause they sure aren't there for the wisdom. That's what Jay-Z and 50 Cent are for—dawg!