Mukerjea instigated the inmates to use children to shield themselves from jail officials, ANI reported. Photograph: (Facebook)
Former media executive Indrani Mukerjea, who is accused of killing her daughter Sheena Bora, was among 200 inmates who have been booked for rioting in the Byculla Jail in Mumbai following the death of a woman convict.
A 45-year-old convict, Manju Govind Shette, died on Friday night after allegedly being beaten up by a woman prison official.
Following Shette’s death, Mukerjea, along with others inmates began protesting against the jail staff on Saturday morning.
“One lady inmate of Byculla prison died at JJ Hospital. Inmates alleged that she was beaten by a lady staffer. Due to this, there was a commotion among inmates. Jail staff along with police tried to pacify them after the incident,” The Indian Express quoted Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay, Additional Director General of Police (Prisons), as saying.
Mukerjea instigated the inmates to use children to shield themselves from jail officials, according to ANI.
An FIR has been filed against six jail staffers.
Indrani Mukerjea along with her husband Peter Mukerjea was arrested in August 2015 for killing her daughter Sheena Bora.