Indrani Mukerjea booked for inciting riot
Indrani Mukerjea is among 200 women accused by jail officials of instigating a riot after a woman prisoner died on Friday. Pictures from within the Byculla Jail show Ms Mukerjea, 44, standing on the jail's rooftop with other inmates during their revolt.
Indrani Mukerjea is jailed in Mumbai for allegedly killing her daughter Sheena Bora which was discovered 3 years later.
The inmate, identified as Manju Shetty, was taken to JJ Hospital on Friday night but was declared dead on arrival. According to Dr T P Lahane, dean at JJ Hospital, the 31-year-old prisoner was brought dead from Byculla prison. "The jail staff rushed her to our hospital at 7.30 pm on Friday.
Alleging that Manju Shetty was beaten up by a woman staffer, other inmates assaulted the prison staff on Saturday morning.
Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay, Additional Director General of Police (Prisons), said, "One lady inmate of Byculla prison died at JJ Hospital. Inmates alleged that she was beaten by a lady staffer. Due to this, there was a commotion among inmates. Jail staff along with police tried to pacify them after the incident."
Some inmates on Saturday climbed atop the roof of the jail while newspapers were torched inside, a police official earlier said. The inmates alleged that Manju Shetty was beaten up by a woman prison official. They wanted to present the issue before the media which is not allowed under prison rules, he said.