Byculla Jail violence | Indrani Mukerjea was assaulted, injuries on parts of body: Medical report

Indrani Mukerjea was assaulted, confims medical report

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Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea who has been booked for rioting in a women's prison in Byculla along with other inmates, was assaulted in the prison, confirmed medical examination report.

"Medical examination concluded that Indrani Mukherjea has blunt injuries on her hands and other parts of the body," reported ANI.

On Wednesday, Indrani had moved a court alleging that she was beaten up by the jail officials after the death of a convict sparked a protest in the prison.

She told the court that she heard the police assaulting Manju and saw her, through a hole in the door of her cell, being brought out of her barrack with a dupatta around her neck. “I was also told that they would put a stick inside her,” Mukerjea said.

Recalling the events on the day of the protest, she alleged that the superintendent ordered a baton charge after turning the lights off in the jail.

"I was hit on the hand and legs... I can barely walk," Indrani alleged and added that the superintendent told her 'tu witness banne ja rahi hai.... tereko bhi dekh lenge'.

She said the superintendent threatened her, saying "We will do the same thing that we did to Manju".

The convict, Manju Shette (45), lodged in the women's jail in Byculla in South Central Mumbai, died at the state- run J J Hospital on Friday night after allegedly being beaten up by a woman official of the prison on June 23.

Following which, the enraged inmates rose in protest, some of them went up to the prison's terrace while others made a bonfire of newspapers and documents inside the premises to express their anger.

The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has taken over the probe into the death of a woman convict who was lodged in the Byculla prison here.

The Commissioner of Mumbai Police has issued an order, as per which the crime branch will investigate the death of convict Manju Shette, the official said.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil has said that the death of a woman convict in a jail here was 'completely avoidable' and some senior officers might be suspended in the near future for it.

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