Indrani lodges complaint against prison officials

PTI
Thursday, 29 June 2017

Mumbai: Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea on Thursday filed a complaint with police alleging that she was beaten up by Byculla Prison officials even as her medical examination found that she had “received some injuries.”

Mumbai: Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea on Thursday filed a complaint with police alleging that she was beaten up by Byculla Prison officials even as her medical examination found that she had “received some injuries.”

The 44-year-old former media executive, booked for rioting in the women’s prison along with other inmates, was on Wednesday given permission by a special CBI court to lodge her complaint with the city police after undergoing a medical examination in a hospital here.
Following the court’s direction, Indrani went to the Nagpada police station at around 12.30 am and submitted a written application, a senior police officer said.

In her complaint, she also alleged that she was hurt when the prison officials cane-charged the inmates after they gathered to vent their anger at the death of a fellow-inmate, the officer said.

Indrani was among nearly 200 inmates of the Byculla Jail booked by Nagpada police for rioting and other offences after they staged a protest over the death of a convict, Manju Govind Shette (45).

Shette died at the government-run J J Hospital on June 23 after allegedly being beaten up by a woman official of the jail.

The next day, enraged women inmates rose in protest, some of them went up to the prison’s roof, while others made a bonfire of newspapers and documents inside the premises to express their anger, a police official said. In her plea to the court, Indrani had alleged that she was beaten up and threatened of sexual assault by the jail officials for joining a protest in the prison.

She was produced in the court on Wednesday after she moved an application.

Considering her plea, special CBI judge J C Jagdale said Indrani be first taken for a medical examination and later to the Nagpada police station in the city to file her complaint. 

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