Byculla Jail violence: Indrani Mukerjea accuses prison staff of assault, to appear in CBI court on Wednesday

The CBI court has directed prison officials to produce Indrani Mukherjea before it on Wednesday.

FP Staff June 28, 2017 07:01:55 IST
Byculla Jail violence: Indrani Mukerjea accuses prison staff of assault, to appear in CBI court on Wednesday

A day after Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, was booked for rioting and other offences in the Byculla jail, the CBI court has directed prison officials to produce Indrani before it on Wednesday. Indrani's lawyers have reportedly filed an application in a special CBI court in Mumbai, alleging that she was assaulted by Byculla jail authorities.

 

"Bruise marks can be seen on Indrani's body all over after being beaten by jail staff," her lawyer informed the CBI court, according to The Times of India.

Byculla Jail violence Indrani Mukerjea accuses prison staff of assault to appear in CBI court on Wednesday

File image of Indrani Mukerjea. PTI

She has also expressed willingness to testify before a court about the death of a 45-year-old convict, Manju Govind Shette, reported NDTV.

Indrani was reportedly protesting against the death of the woman convict when the jail officials booked her and 200 others for rioting. Shette died at the government-run JJ Hospital on Friday night after allegedly being beaten up by a woman prison official.

Indrani and other prisoners protested against the assault and were subsequently booked. Indrani told her legal team that she was beaten up along with other inmates for protesting against the brutality of the jail authorities.

The Hindustan Times quoted the FIR based on a witness' account, which said that the jailors brutally thrashed Shette and inserted a lathi in her private parts.

The post-mortem report from JJ hospital said Shette suffered 11 to 13 contusions all over her body. Subsequently, six jail staffers were placed under suspension and on Sunday police registered a case under IPC

Subsequently, six jail staffers were placed under suspension and, on Sunday, police registered a case under IPC Section 302 (punishment for murder) against them. Following Shette's death, over 200 inmates of the jail were up in arms since Saturday morning. Some inmates climbed atop the roof of the jail while newspapers were torched inside, a police official said.

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