Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea, jailed on charges of murdering her daughter Sheena Bora, is among 200 women accused by jail officials of instigating a riot after a woman prisoner died on Friday.
Pictures from within the Byculla prison show Mukerjea (44) standing on the jail’s rooftop with other inmates during their revolt. She, along with others, was allegedly instigating the women prisoners, asking them to use their children as human shields against any possible police action.
The inmates were protesting after a woman was allegedly beaten to death by jail officials after she was caught stealing eggs. Five jail personnel- the jailor and four guards — have been accused of dereliction of duty and suspended.
Mukerjea along with husband Peter Mukerjea, was arrested in August 2015 for killing her 25-year-daughter, Sheena Bora, five years ago.