Indrani Mukerjea, 200 inmates booked for Mumbai jail riot; crime branch to look into case
Mumbai city news: The inmates were protesting against the alleged assault on one of the inmates Manjula Shetye, 38, by jail guardsmumbai Updated: Jul 10, 2017 20:23 IST
The Mumbai crime branch will probe the riot which took place inside the Byculla jail on June 3, in which former media entrepreneur Indrani Mukerjea and 200 inmates were booked.
The inmates were protesting against the alleged assault on one of the inmates Manjula Shetye, 38, by jail guards. Shetye later died and a murder case has been filed, in which six jail staff have been arrested.
The crime branch of the Mumbai police specialises in investigations and detection of major cases and is called upon to investigate complicated cases.
Earlier the rioting case was being probed by Nagpada police.
On Friday, a jail inmate Shetye was assaulted by a jailer and after she complained of chest pain, she was taken to JJ hospital where she was declared dead.
Soon after the murder, around 200 inmates, including Mukerjea, went to the prison’s terrace and began protesting against the incident.
They allegedly hurt prison staff and damaged property.
Indrani and other inmates were booked under relevant sections of rioting, assault and mischief by fire.