Indrani Mukerjea among 200 booked for rioting in jail post convict's death

Lawrence Kim
June 26, 2017

Subsequently, six jail staffers were placed under suspension and police registered a case under IPC section 302 (punishment for murder) against them on Sunday. Indrani said she would donate half the sale proceeds from the translation to ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) and rest to the abandoned women prisoners in the Byculla jail in Mumbai, where she is lodged. The report signed by three doctors-P A Patil, N P Kamble and S V Khandare from JJ Hospital-stated "evidence of multiple contusions" as the cause of death.

For the unversed, at the Byculla Jail, children up to six years are allowed to stay with their mothers.

Around 200 inmates, including Sheena Bora murder accused Indrani Mukerjea, were booked for rioting inside Byculla women's jail after an inmate was allegedly beaten to death by prison officials.

Prison officials complained that four to five women inmates - including Mukherjea - were at the forefront in the protests, Zonal DCP Akhilesh Singh said.

As soon as the murder happened, almost 200 inmates, including Indrani Mukerjea, headed for the terrace to protest against the incident. Shetye had collapsed in the women inmates' barrack number 5 (circle number 1) around 5.30 pm on Friday.

According to sources, Manjula Govind Shete, 40, was found in an unconscious state in her barrack on Friday, and was rushed to JJ hospital. Her relatives said she was not ill and that they were informed only after her death.

Earlier, her husband and former media baron Peter Mukerjea, who was also arrested in the case, had sought a laptop in the jail to write an autobiography. She was designated as warden and her job was to maintain law and order and ensure adherence to rules and regulations like police person. After he submits a report, we will take appropriate action, the officer also said.

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