Byculla jail: Indrani Mukerjea has blunt injury marks on her body, medical examination report confirms

A report prepared by Mumbai's J J Hospital concluded that Mukerjea has blunt injuries, a day after a special CBI court ordered her to undergo medical examination. On Wednesday, Mukerjea informed the court that she was threatened by the Byculla jail officials.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 29, 2017 10:58 am
indrani mukherjea, sheena bora murder. byculla jail, shette death, indrani in jail, custodial death, indrani beaten, indian express news, india news Indrani Mukerjea Medical check up at J J Hospital on Wednesday. Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar
Mumbai 28th June 2017

Former media entrepreneur Indrani Mukerjea was found with injury marks on her hands and other body parts, confirming that she was assaulted inside Byculla jail. A report prepared by Mumbai’s J J Hospital concluded that Mukerjea has blunt injuries on her body, a day after a special CBI court ordered her to undergo medical examination.

On Wednesday, Mukerjea informed the court that she was threatened and assaulted by the Byculla jail officials, including the prison superintendent, after she came forward as a witness following the alleged murder of convict Manjula Shetye. She was earlier booked for rioting with other convicts after they staged a protest inside the prison last week.

Mukerjea told the court that she saw jail officials assault Manjula and drag her with her saree tied around her neck.

“On Friday morning, one of our inmates was beaten and assaulted by Byculla jail officials. I witnessed some part of it. I had gone out to take my lunch and when I returned to my barrack on the ground floor, I saw Manjula being dragged with her saree around her neck by prison staff. Another prison constable was dragging her by her hair,” Mukerjea said.

She further said that she was threatened because she had told the police she was willing to give a statement as a witness under section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code —is admissible in court— against the prison staff. “I told them I will give a statement. They want me to back out and that is the reason they are threatening me,” she told the court.

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    salam kahn
    Jun 29, 2017 at 11:49 am
    The inhuman treatment and killings of inmates by prison officers is deplorable and the government must look into it. Unfortunately this does not occur only in Indian jails.
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      Ravishankar
      Jun 29, 2017 at 11:17 am
      Indrani may be a killer but she displayed GUTS in giving evidence against the murderous jail officials! Few indians would dare do this. Her bravery has to be appreciated and the goon jailor and his henchmen should be severely punished for the barbaric killing of the inmate and for beating Indrani. However, the Indian system is made for cowards and hypocrites so, nothing much may come out of the so-called "investigations"!
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        raj
        Jun 29, 2017 at 11:24 am
        Why cowards and hypocrites? law is common to all? no one have right to kill or attack any one ? person who in the name of maintaining law cannot do as he/she wish. so it would be hoodwink of law.the persons who brutally killed the inmate should be severely punished.another incident is TTD security gaurds have attacked a devotee who died in coma is also a unbearable incident.
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          Ravishankar
          Jun 29, 2017 at 11:48 am
          I am saying the same thing buddy, but pointing out that law is seldom enforced impartially in India - it favors the rich, the political class and those with connections, so I said nothing much may come out of the so-called investigations! Also, it is my experience that people seldom stand up against authorities, they close their eyes thinking it will not happen to them! But Indrani did stand up against the officials, which is to be appreciated!