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Monday, Oct 14, 2019

Mumbai jail riot: Indrani Mukerjea likely to appear before court today

Mumbai city news: Mukerjea’s lawyer had told the court that bruise marks could be seen all over her body after she was assaulted by the jail staff.

mumbai Updated: Jul 10, 2017 20:23 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Indrani Mukerjea
Indrani Mukerjea(HT File)

Former media entrepreneur Indrani Mukerjea, the main accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, will be produced before CBI court today. She had, on Tuesday, filed an application saying she was beaten up by authorities in Byculla Jail during a protest by prisoners against the brutal assault on a murder convict on Friday last week. The murder convict died in the attack.

Mukerjea’s lawyer had 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 38-year-old Manjula Shetye.

Read: Murder in Mumbai jail: Human rights panel seeks report in 2 weeks

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.

Read: Mumbai jail riot: Indrani Mukerjea tells court she was beaten up in prison

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.

Shetye’s post-mortem examination report from JJ Hospital said she 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 a case after receiving the report on Saturday.

Read: Arrest Mumbai jail officials who thrashed woman convict, inserted lathi in her private parts, say lawyers

First Published: Jun 28, 2017 10:17 IST

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