The Mumbai Crime Branch on Saturday arrested all the six accused named in the FIR in connection with the murder of inmate Manjula Shetye in Byculla jail. Shetye was murdered on June 23 inside the jail. The crime branch will also probe rioting by inmates following Shetye’s death. Shetye was allegedly assaulted by the prison staff, leading to her death. The incident had prompted other inmates to protest, seeking immediate action against the prison staff for the alleged murder.
The Nagpada police had filed an FIR against the staff members over the alleged murder as well as against the inmates for rioting. The police have lodged a case against all 291 inmates, while identifying three, including Indrani Mukerjea for rioting and criminal conspiracy.
Meanwhile, murder accused media executive Indrani Mukerjea had submitted a complaint to the police on Thursday, alleging she was assaulted by jail guards during last week’s riot inside Byculla women’s prison. Mukerjea, in jail since 2015 for the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, submitted a three-page application to the Nagpada police station through her lawyer on Thursday.