Ms Sheyte, whose death had triggered a riot in the jail on Saturday, was allegedly viciously beaten by jail officials. A police case was also filed on basis of a fellow prisoner's allegation that the jail officials had inserted a wooden stick in her private parts. She was declared dead when she arrived at the hospital.
The prisoner, who was in her 40s, was beaten up after she was questioned about a two eggs and vada pav that went missing when food was being distributed to the prisoners.
Six jail officials were suspended after Saturday's riot. The accused official - Manisha Pokharkar, who heads the women's section of the jail - is also among them. The police have filed a murder case against them.
Today, a team from Maharashtra's women's commission landed at the Jail to independently investigate Ms Sheyte's death.
"We have decided to setup an Special Investigation team which will look into the matter very closely, and then give us a detailed report," said Vijaya Rahatkar the chief of the women's Commission.
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