Byculla jail inmate death: All six accused named in FIR arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch

Manjula 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.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 1, 2017 10:17 pm
Byculla jail, Indrani mukerjea, Manjula Shetye, Byculla jail death, Byculla jail rioting Indrani Mukerjea being taken to JJ Hospital for a medical check-up. Ganesh Shirsekar

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.

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    ashok
    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:15 am
    291 inmates, shocked by the horrific murder, have reacted in a very human way. They should not be treated as rioters, creating a sort of equivalence. Let the crime branch focus on bringing the murderers to trial.
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    Jyotirmoy Sarma
    Jul 1, 2017 at 6:23 pm
    Jail staff are responsible for death of Manjula Shetye, which is revealed due to the protest of the jail inmates. Then, how jail inmates can be booked for rioting in jail ? .
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