Deep Mukherjee

Deep is correspondent in Rajasthan and looks after crime. He has a penchant for doing human interest stories and reports on development journalism

Articles by Deep Mukherjee

Jaipur traffic police cracks down on drunk drivers, 23 sent to jail

This is the first time in the last two years that offenders of drink driving have been jailed.
A traffic policeman tests a driver to see if he has consumed alcohol.(HT File/Photo for representative purpose only)
A traffic policeman tests a driver to see if he has consumed alcohol.(HT File/Photo for representative purpose only)
Updated on Nov 29, 2017 09:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Nahargarh death: Cops sit on handwriting samples for 4 days

Even though four days have passed since the body of Chetan Kumar Saini was found hanging from the ramparts of the Nahargarh Fort, the Jaipur police are yet to reach on conclusion on the nature of his death
Words scribbled on stones at the Nahargarh Fort were the body of Chetan Kumar Saini was found hanging.(HT File Photo.)
Words scribbled on stones at the Nahargarh Fort were the body of Chetan Kumar Saini was found hanging.(HT File Photo.)
Updated on Nov 28, 2017 08:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Body found hanging in Nahargarh fort: Family alleges murder while cops say suicide

Police in a press conference reiterated that no evidence was found in the case that would suggest murder.
A man’s body was found hanging from Nahargarh fort on Friday morning with a message written on a rock nearby suggesting that the death was linked to the row over the film ‘Padmavati’.(ANI/Twitter)
A man’s body was found hanging from Nahargarh fort on Friday morning with a message written on a rock nearby suggesting that the death was linked to the row over the film ‘Padmavati’.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 25, 2017 10:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByDeep Mukherjee and Salik Ahmad

Alwar attack: Two companions of killed cattle trader held on cow smuggling charges

Tahir Khan and Javed Khan alias Jabba were transporting cows along with Mohammed through Alwar on November 10 when alleged cow vigilantes opened fire at them.
People stage a demonstration against the alleged murder of Umar Mohammed by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar.(File)
People stage a demonstration against the alleged murder of Umar Mohammed by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar.(File)
Updated on Nov 20, 2017 06:38 PM IST
Jaipur, Hindustan Times | By

Alwar killing: Victim’s family alleges 2 companions not telling ‘whole truth’

Pointing out inconsistencies in statements of two men travelling with Ummar Mohammed, his family seeks a ‘fair’ probe in the case.
Deceased Ummar Mohammed’s brother Khurshid (in orange shirt) with other family members.(Deep Mukherjee/HT Photo)
Deceased Ummar Mohammed’s brother Khurshid (in orange shirt) with other family members.(Deep Mukherjee/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2017 09:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ghat Mika, Bharatpur

Alwar: Police hint self-styled cow vigilantes killed Muslim cattle trader

Alwar SP Rahul Prakash said an FIR for murder had been lodged and five people named in it on the basis of the statement of a minor boy, who the police cited as an eyewitness.
People stage a demonstration against the alleged murder of Umar Mohammed by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar.(HT photo)
People stage a demonstration against the alleged murder of Umar Mohammed by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar.(HT photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2017 08:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Bharatpur | ByDevendra Bhardwaj, Salik Ahmad and Deep Mukherjee

Man found dead on railway tracks in Alwar, kin allege attack by cow vigilantes

So-called cow protectors have targeted cattle and meat traders, transporters and even farmers walking their animals -- violence that has killed several people, mostly in BJP-ruled states. Critics accuse the vigilantes of using cows as a pretext to target Muslim and Dalits.
People stage a demonstration against the alleged murder of Umar Mohammed by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar.(HT Photo)
People stage a demonstration against the alleged murder of Umar Mohammed by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2017 08:56 PM IST
Jaipur/Alwar, Hindustan Times | ByDeep Mukherjee and Devendra Bhardwaj

Padmavati: Cinema owners seek protection after Chittorgarh protests

Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Padmavati is facing protests in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Exhibitors and distributors demand protection from local administration before film’s December 1 release.
Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone as queen of Chittorgarh is set to release on December 1.
Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone as queen of Chittorgarh is set to release on December 1.
Updated on Nov 04, 2017 12:38 PM IST
By, Jaipur

127 witch-hunting cases in Rajasthan in last 2 years, activists slam police

Of the 127 cases registered under the Rajasthan Prevention of Witch Hunting Act, 2015, charge sheets have been filed in 73. In Bhilwara district, 37 such instances -- the highest in the state -- were reported in the past two years, the data reveals.
Activists say the actual number of cases, in which women have been killed or ostracised from their community after being branded as a witch, are much higher than what the government records indicate.(HIMANSHU VYAS/HT PHOTO)
Activists say the actual number of cases, in which women have been killed or ostracised from their community after being branded as a witch, are much higher than what the government records indicate.(HIMANSHU VYAS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 30, 2017 07:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Stones dumped in front of house after Dalit bride rides horse in wedding ceremony

Before the wedding, the bride’s family was threatened with dire consequences if they went ahead with the procession.
Partially blocked entrance to the house of Kaluram Meghwal, the brother of the bride, in Pali.(HT Photo)
Partially blocked entrance to the house of Kaluram Meghwal, the brother of the bride, in Pali.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 12, 2017 10:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Jaipur Dalit girl kidnapped, raped by upper caste man over 2 days

The girl’s family said they were threatened against going to police to register a complaint. The girl returned home on October 3, but for two days the family didn’t gather courage to lodge a case against the rape accused and his accomplices who helped him kidnap the girl
The victim alleged that the police didn’t name in the FIR all the people whom she had made accused in the initial complaint.(Agency Photo)
The victim alleged that the police didn’t name in the FIR all the people whom she had made accused in the initial complaint.(Agency Photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2017 07:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

‘Lord Ram’ calls BJP leader ‘Ravana’, refuses to burn effigy

The actor portraying the Hindu god Ram accused the BJP mandal president in Sirohi of being the demon king.
Members of the Ramleela party in Sirohi, which returned without burning the effigy of Ravana, seen on stage.(HT Photo)
Members of the Ramleela party in Sirohi, which returned without burning the effigy of Ravana, seen on stage.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2017 05:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Falahari Maharaj, self-styled godman accused of rape, arrested in Alwar

Falahari Maharaj allegedly raped the woman devotee on August 7 when she went to his ashram to offer her first stipend as a token of respect
Self-styled godman Falahari Maharaj is accused of raping a 21-year-old law student. (HT file photo)
Self-styled godman Falahari Maharaj is accused of raping a 21-year-old law student. (HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2017 01:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Alwar-based Falahari maharaj accused of rape, victim motivated by Ram Rahim case

The self-styled godman, who also has an ashram in Bilaspur, allegedly threatened the woman to not disclose the incident to anyone, citing his influence.
The incident had allegedly taken place at the ashram of Falahari maharaj in Alwar.(HT Photo)
The incident had allegedly taken place at the ashram of Falahari maharaj in Alwar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2017 01:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Raipur/Jaipur | ByRitesh Mishra and Deep Mukherjee

Alwar lynching: Fearing gaurakshaks, Pehlu Khan’s driver now ferries vegetables

Ever since the attack, Arjun Kumar Yadav hasn’t set foot on the weekly cattle market from where Pehlu Khan had bought the bovines that he was transporting to his native village Jaishinghpur in Haryana’s Nuh.
People demand justice for Pehlu khan who was lynched in Alwar, at a rally in Jaipur.(Himanshu Vyas/HT File Photo)
People demand justice for Pehlu khan who was lynched in Alwar, at a rally in Jaipur.(Himanshu Vyas/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2017 12:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

We won’t let you pay tribute to Pehlu Khan: Hindu groups confront activists in Rajasthan

Pehlu Khan’s lynching is back in focus as report shows police had closed investigations into six men named by the dairy farmer as his assailants
Activist Harsh Mander sits on a dharna outside the DSP’s office in Behror after police stopped him from visiting the place where Pehlu Khan was attacked.(Deep Mukherjee/HT Photo)
Activist Harsh Mander sits on a dharna outside the DSP’s office in Behror after police stopped him from visiting the place where Pehlu Khan was attacked.(Deep Mukherjee/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2017 03:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Behror | By, Jaipur

Probe closed against men named by Alwar lynching victim: Revisiting the day

The Rajasthan Police have cleared the six men – three of whom are linked to Hindu right-wing organisations – based on the statements by the staff of a cow shelter as well as mobile phone records, according to the investigation report that Hindustan Times has read.
File photo of Anguri Begum, mother of Pehlu Khan, during a protest in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
File photo of Anguri Begum, mother of Pehlu Khan, during a protest in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2017 05:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Alwar/Nuh | By

Alwar lynching: Activists slam govt, cops for clearing 6 men named by Pehlu Khan

The Rajasthan Police have closed the probe against six men named by Pehlu Khan in his dying hours.
Pehlu Khan’s grave in Jaisinghpur, Nuh. The dairy farmer from Haryana was lynched by a mob in April when was returning home with cows he had bought from a market in Jaipur.(HT photo)
Pehlu Khan’s grave in Jaisinghpur, Nuh. The dairy farmer from Haryana was lynched by a mob in April when was returning home with cows he had bought from a market in Jaipur.(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2017 04:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

We heard names of those six men, how could they not be guilty: Pehlu Khan’s son

The 55-year-old dairy farmer was waylaid by a mob in Alwar on April 1 and beaten up mercilessly. He later died.
Pehlu Khan’s grave opposite to his house in Jaisinghpur, Nuh.(HT Photo)
Pehlu Khan’s grave opposite to his house in Jaisinghpur, Nuh.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2017 07:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Alwar lynching: Rajasthan police close probe against 6 Hindu right-wing men named by Pehlu Khan

The police have cleared the six men based on the statements by the staff of a cow shelter as well as mobile phone records, according to the investigation report.
Pehlu Khan’s mother Anguri Begum sits on a dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, demanding justice for her son.(HT file)
Pehlu Khan’s mother Anguri Begum sits on a dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, demanding justice for her son.(HT file)
Updated on Sep 14, 2017 07:37 PM IST
Jaipur, Hindustan Times | By

Jaipur clashes: Weddings in walled city affected as cops curb large gatherings

A heavy posse of security force was deployed after the incident, and strict checking is being done at the entry points.
Horse-mounted police personnel patrol a locality during curfew in Jaipur.(PTI)
Horse-mounted police personnel patrol a locality during curfew in Jaipur.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 11, 2017 02:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By, Jaipur

Standing like wall between a rampaging mob and its target city, a few good men

An angry mob was making its way through the serpentine alleys of the Walled City, setting up vehicles ablaze while pelting stones at policemen
(From left) Gulam Ali khan, Shakeel Khan and Barkat Mirza, members of peace committee, who helped control the mob at Ramganj.(HT Photo)
(From left) Gulam Ali khan, Shakeel Khan and Barkat Mirza, members of peace committee, who helped control the mob at Ramganj.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2017 08:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

‘Cops were drunk, made us sit for hours... abused us, one pushed my mother-in-law’

It was an unlikely sight inside the usually crowded alleyways of the Walled City in Jaipur on Saturday with police being the only people visible on the streets
A woman looks at deserted Ramganj Chaupar after curfew was imposed following arson by mob.(Himanshu Vyas\HT Photo)
A woman looks at deserted Ramganj Chaupar after curfew was imposed following arson by mob.(Himanshu Vyas\HT Photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2017 09:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

1 dead as protests erupt in Jaipur, curfew imposed after police ‘assault’ woman

According to locals, Friday’s clash erupted after a Muslim woman was allegedly hit by a cop with a baton while evicting illegal street vendors around 8 pm.
Curfew has been imposed in Manak Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Galta Gate and Ramganj police station areas of Jaipur.(HT PHOTO)
Curfew has been imposed in Manak Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Galta Gate and Ramganj police station areas of Jaipur.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 09, 2017 12:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByDeep Mukherjee & Salik Ahmad, Jaipur

Blue Whale Challenge: Fearing harm to mother, Jodhpur girl jumps into lake

The 17-year-old girl was rescued by police and local divers and told police this was final part of 50-task Blue Whale Challenge
The Blue Whale Challenge has claimed hundreds of lives across the world.
The Blue Whale Challenge has claimed hundreds of lives across the world.
Updated on Sep 05, 2017 03:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By

Rajasthan women catch and guard 8-feet-long python until it finds place in natural park

A group of women had gone to a cornfield when they saw the snake. Overcoming their fear, the women formed a circle around the reptile to stop it from moving away and thwart any attempts to harm it.
Women from Samecha village in Udaipur pose with the snake that they caught and guarded.(HT Photo)
Women from Samecha village in Udaipur pose with the snake that they caught and guarded.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2017 11:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Pehlu Khan lynching: Fifth of seven arrested get bail

Yadav, a student leader, is the fifth person to get bail in the case. Only two other accused are behind the bars.
Pehlu Khan, who had bought bovines from a cattle market in Jaipur for dairy farming, was beaten to death after being waylaid in Alwar on the suspicion of being a cow smuggler.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Pehlu Khan, who had bought bovines from a cattle market in Jaipur for dairy farming, was beaten to death after being waylaid in Alwar on the suspicion of being a cow smuggler.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 02, 2017 09:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By, Jaipur

In Ram Rahim’s hometown, angry followers dump his photos in the gutter

Officials in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar found that hundreds of photos of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh had been dumped in drains by his followers, who are disillusioned after his rape conviction.
The drains were clogged by hundreds of photos of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, now in jail after being convicted of twin rapes.(HT photo)
The drains were clogged by hundreds of photos of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, now in jail after being convicted of twin rapes.(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2017 11:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By, Jaipur

Dera stopped police from properly probing woman’s disappearance in 2015

Woman was last seen at Dera Sacha Sauda’s Sirsa ashram. Court documents show police closed her case after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s staff denied access to his private accommodation.
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was taken to a prison in Rohtak on Friday in a helicopter after being convicted of rape, which triggered rioting from his followers.(PTI photo)
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was taken to a prison in Rohtak on Friday in a helicopter after being convicted of rape, which triggered rioting from his followers.(PTI photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2017 12:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By, Jaipur

Stinking reality: Women on vigil face men defecating in open

The drive, initiated by the Karauli district administration, involves teachers, anganwadi workers, auxiliary nurses, midwives and stakeholders to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Many teachers have to start patrolling fields and open areas of villages since 5am every day, armed with a whistle, to shame the open defecators.(HT file)
Many teachers have to start patrolling fields and open areas of villages since 5am every day, armed with a whistle, to shame the open defecators.(HT file)
Updated on Aug 26, 2017 11:15 PM IST
Jaipur, Hindustan Times | By
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