Hanged man had feared attack by Scientologists - 1993-02-26
A MAN found hanged last year believed his life was in danger because he had been trying to expose the 'evils' of the Scientology cult, which his former girlfriend had joined, a west London inquest heard yesterday.
Paul Burton, the Hammersmith coroner, recorded an open verdict on Khushroo Motivala, 38, who was found hanging from a loft beam at his home in Greenford, west London, last September.
Dr Burton was told that Mr Motivala had extensive debts and that he blamed the cult for the break-up of his relationship with Ruth Turk and for the loss of his three daughters. The couple had been fighting for custody of the children since Miss Turk had left with them six months earlier.