Indrani Mukerjea Files Complaint of Assault Against Jail Officials

Indrani Mukerjea alleged that she saw Manju Shetye being “dragged out of the jail with the saree around her neck”.

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Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea lodged a complaint against the officials manning the jail where she is lodged, alleging lathi charge.

She testified before a Mumbai court on 28 June on the death of an inmate jailed in the Byculla jail, where she is lodged.

Mukerjea alleged that she saw the victim, Manju Shetye, being “dragged out of the jail with the saree around her neck,” reported NDTV. Shetye is believed to have died after being assaulted by a jail official.

Mukerjea claimed she was beaten up by the jail authorities for protesting Shetye’s death. She moved the court on Tuesday.

The court has allowed Mukerjea to file a complaint against the jail officials who assaulted her, after undergoing a medical examination for her injuries.


Taking note of her complaint, a CBI court, which is hearing the Sheena Bora murder case, directed the prison authorities to produce Indrani before it.

The former media executive's lawyer, Gunjan Mangla, filed an application in the court saying that Indrani told her she was beaten up by the jail officials. “She showed me her bruise marks and injuries which were very prominent on her hands, legs and head,” the lawyer claimed in the application.

Indrani said she had been verbally abused by jail officials and the superintendent, and that she was threatened with sexual assault for protesting the death, Gunjan said.

Enraged inmates rose in protest after the death of Shetye on Friday. Some of them went up to the prison's terrace, while others made a bonfire of newspapers and documents inside the premises. The inmates alleged that Shetye was beaten up by a woman prison official. They wanted to present the issue before the media which is not permissible under prison rules.


Nearly 200 Byculla Jail inmates, including Indrani, were then booked for rioting and other offences. Subsequently, six jail staffers were placed under suspension and police registered a case under IPC section 302 (punishment for murder) against them.


Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and ex-driver Shyamvar Rai, are accused of strangling 24-year-old Sheena – Indrani's daughter from a previous relationship – on 24 April 2012.

Sheena's burnt body was dumped in a bag at a forest in Raigad district near Mumbai.

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