Indrani Mukerjea Among 200 Inmates Booked for Rioting in Jail

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Mumbai: Former media executive Indrani Mukerjea was among 200-odd jail inmates booked for rioting, destruction of property and causing injury to prison staff in Mumbai’s Byculla jail.

The inmates were protesting against the death of a 45-year-old woman prisoner, Manjura Shetye, who was allegedly beaten to death last week. Six police officers have been booked in the case.

Indrani, her husband and former media baron Peter Mukerjea and ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna have been accused of murdering her daughter Sheena Bora, whom she had passed off as her sister for several years. All the three accused are in judicial custody.

While Sheena was killed on April 24, 2012, the case came to light only in 2015 after Indrani’s driver Shyamwar Rai was arrested in an arms case.