Deep Mukherjee

Articles By Deep Mukherjee

Rajasthan: Father of Dalit man beaten to death ‘commits suicide’

The family of Rattiram Jatav, 60, said that despite repeated requests, the police did not arrest the men accused of murdering his son Harish last month.

Rajasthan government to constitute SIT to probe lapses in Pehlu Khan case

The decision on constituting the SIT was taken following a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the chief minister’s office on Friday evening, two days after a court in Alwar district acquitted all six men accused of murdering Khan.

Father of Dalit man who was allegedly beaten to death in Alwar last month commits suicide, says family

Harish had succumbed to his injuries after he was assaulted by a group of locals for accidentally running his bike into a 55-year-old woman, his relatives said.

Surprising that video, photos not taken on record: court on Pehlu Khan probe

In the judgment, the court also slammed the police for a delay in lodging the FIR in the case, saying that it reflected “serious negligence” on part of the investigating officer.

How Pehlu Khan lynching case fell: family blames ‘poor’ probe

Charges against Pehlu’s sons helped arguments in court, says defence lawyer.

Pehlu attackers walk free, court finds glaring gaps in probe

On April 1, 2017, Khan and his companions — including his sons — were attacked by cow vigilantes in Alwar for transporting cattle. The incident invited nationwide outrage when Khan died two days after the attack. 

How a district in Rajasthan shot to the top of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ chart

Nagaur administration celebrates birth of girl children, felicitates mothers who undergo sterilisation.

Rajasthan: Congress govt plans Vedic science, Ayush courses, BJP hits back

Last month, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had said that a Vedic education and culture board will be constituted in the state.

Toe nails missing, arm bruised, gangraped Dalit woman asks: Why would I make up case, risk threat?

The 35-year-old Dalit woman, a mother of four, has accused policemen at a Churu police station of keeping her in illegal custody for seven days, gangraping her, and killing her brother-in-law in front of her.

Cops booked for alleged gangrape of Dalit woman in Rajasthan

The woman has said in her statement that the policemen beat her brother-in-law throughout the night of July 6 and that he died after 2am. The police say that they had arrested the man in connection with a theft case.

Rajasthan: After brother-in-law died in custody, Dalit woman alleges gangrape by cops

According to police officials, the brother-in-law of the woman was arrested on July 6 and died the same night in police custody, for which a judicial inquiry is being conducted by an additional chief judicial magistrate.

Case against Pehlu Khan sons: Police get nod for fresh probe

Pehlu Khan was killed by a mob on the Jaipur-Delhi Highway in April 2017.

Alwar lynching: Pehlu named but later dropped from chargesheet, say police

On Saturday, Inspector General of Police (Jaipur range) S Sengathir told The Indian Express that the cow smuggling chargesheet did name Khan, but given that “a dead man can’t be tried... therefore we haven’t chargesheeted Khan”.

Take 5: ‘Visitors to our police station were made to feel as if they had walked into a corporate office’

Last week, a 2018 survey released by the Union Home Ministry ranked Kalu Police Station in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district as the best in the country. The parameters included, among other things, crime prevention, community policing and child-friendly rooms.

Pehlu Khan was lynched, now he is chargesheeted by Congress government

The chargesheet also names the owner of the pick-up truck that was used for transporting the cattle on April 1, 2017, when the lynching took place near Behror.

Savarkar loses Veer as Congress govt rewrites school textbooks in Rajasthan

The modifications relate to historical events and personalities, and to decisions taken by the NDA government in its first term.

Take 5: ‘I can’t read, have no trouble driving. I use voice search, know all road signs’

Calling “illiterate” drivers “virtually a menace”, the Rajasthan High Court recently told the state to withdraw driving licences to those “unable to read, write”. Harikishan Saini, 47, works as a driver with a travel agency in Jaipur.

The coolest job in Churu

In one of the hottest places in the country, Shankarlal Choudhary’s ice-creams are among the few ways to beat the heat. But what happens when the ice-cream begins to melt, or an unruly passerby collapses next to him with beer in hand?

Akbar’s behaviour towards women inappropriate, says Rajasthan BJP chief

Rajasthan BJP president Madan Lal Saini claimed that Akbar used to go to a market meant exclusively for women with “ill intentions” to commit “misdeeds”.

Emperor Akbar begged Rajput woman to spare his life: Rajasthan BJP chief

Madan Lal Saini claimed that a Rajput woman, Kiran Devi, had seen through Akbar's "ill intentions" and pushed him to the ground before threatening the emperor with a dagger.