Indrani Mukerjea, testifying in a Mumbai court about the shocking death of a woman who was imprisoned at the same Mumbai jail as her, today said she saw the victim being "dragged out of the of the jail superintendent's room with her saree around her neck." Manjula Shetye died after allegedly being beaten by a woman jail official; the police complaint of FIR also states that a lathi or wooden stick was inserted in the victim's private parts during the grisly attack on her.
Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday June 28, 2017, Bengaluru
Days after two Bengaluru policemen earned widespread applause for halting President Pranab Mukherjee's convoy to allow an ambulance to pass, a similar situation in the IT capital on Tuesday played out a little differently.
Union Minister Vijay Goel has requested Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to review the allotment policy of the Delhi Development Authority, whereby people residing in the national capital would be given reservation in schemes.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has described as a "clear case of racial discrimination", the elite Delhi Golf Club in the capital asking a woman guest from Meghalaya to leave because she was wearing a Jainsem, a traditional dress worn by Khasis. Tailin Lyngdoh was dining with a member of the club, when she was asked to leave by club staff, who alleged that her outfit looked like a "maid's uniform".
The Delhi Golf Club on Tuesday said it has apologised to a member whose guest from Meghalaya was asked to leave the club for wearing a Jainsem, a traditional dress worn by Khasi women, and that disciplinary action against the erring staff "is in process".
Former media entrepreneur Indrani Mukerjea, who is in jail in Mumbai on charges of murdering her daughter, says that she has crucial information about how an inmate at the same prison was killed last week, allegedly by a jail official. She has also alleged that she was attacked by prison officers, has bruises to prove it, and that they threatened her with sexual assault to prevent her from disclosing what she knew.
The woman who died last week in Mumbai's Byculla jail, located in the heart of Mumbai, had been sexually abused by a jail official, the police say. There have been allegations that a baton had been inserted in her private parts by a woman jail official, the police say. A medical report is awaited.
The Delhi government's Public Works Department (PWD) has asked the Delhi Metro to repair the stretches of roads that were temporarily handed over to it for completing its projects, by the end of June. The move comes after the department observed that stretches of roads, which were given to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for its projects, are in "bad shape".