Almost 200 inmates of a women's prison here, including Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, have been booked for rioting after they allegedly staged a protest over the death of a convict in Mumbai.
"We moved an application before the Special Judge J.C. Jagdale citing her injuries and bruise marks on Indrani's body and head during the jail riots of June 24", lawyer Gunjan Mangla told IANS.
On the other hand, jail officials claimed that they confronted Shetye over her alleged role in a racket which granted small favours to prisoners in return for money.
Over the weekend, CCTV footage from the jail, located in the heart of Mumbai, showed Indrani Mukerjea, 44, standing on the jail's rooftop with other inmates.
The witness said that soon a group of jailors came to the barrack and assaulted Manjula once again. She was allegedly assaulted by six guards at the prison on Friday and died the same evening.
Hearing in the case is on July 4.
The special CBI court has ordered to produce Indrani Mukerjea in the court today. She also said the victim's family be well compensated. "The Nagpada Police has registered case under section 302/34 of Indian Penal Code on the basis of the provisional report of the hospital and further investigations are underway", Krandikar said. She was the one who regularly fought with jail officials every now and then.
The jail officials later carried lathicharged inside the jail in which Indrani too got some thrashing. As per another eyewitness, some of the lady constables (identified as Bindu Naikade, Waseema Shaikh, Shital Shegaonkar, Surekha Gulve and Aarti Shingne) stripped Manjula of her clothes and held her legs open, after which constable Waseema inserted the lathi into her private parts.
According to First Information Report available with Hindustan Times, Manjula, who was made warden of of her brracks owing to her goood behaviour, found that the rations fell short by two eggs and five pieces of pav (bread) and complained to the jail authorities.
The prisoner's death triggered violent protests by the inmates, one of whom was Indrani Mukherjea.