Mumbai jail riot: Indrani Mukerjea tells court she was beaten up in prison
Former media entrepreneur Indrani Mukerjea, the main accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, filed an application in a special court on Tuesday, saying she was beaten up by authorities in Mumbai’s Byculla Jail during a protest by prisoners against the brutal assault on a murder convict on Friday.
Mukerjea’s lawyer told the court that bruise marks could be seen all over her body after she was assaulted by the jail staff along with the other inmates after they protested the death of a 38-year-old Manjula Shetye.
The special Central Bureau of Investigation court ordered jail officials to produce Mukerjea before it on Wednesday.
Shetye’s death triggered a violent protest and around 200 inmates, including Mukerjea, climbed up the prison’s terrace and began protesting against the incident. They also allegedly hurt prison staff and damaged property.
Police have registered a complaint against the 200 inmates, including Mukerjea, for rioting, assault and mischief.
Mukerjea has already recorded a statement before the investigating team about the incident in which the jail staff had allegedly thrashed and inserted a baton inside the private parts of Shetye, who later died because of the severe injuries.
Police have booked six jail officials for the death of Shetye, who was serving a life imprisonment sentence after being convicted of the murder of her sister-in-law.
Her post-mortem examination report from JJ Hospital said Shetye had about 11 to 13 contusions all over her body. The dean of the hospital, TP Lahane, said the woman’s lungs were damaged.
The police registered the case after receiving the report on Saturday.
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