Woman inmate's death: Six staff of Byculla jail booked

Manju Govind Shete died at the state-run J J Hospital on Friday night after allegedly being beaten up by a woman prison official.

Published: 25th June 2017 11:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2017 11:39 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

MUMBAI: Police today registered a case of murder against six staffers of the Byculla jail here in connection with the death of a woman convict on Friday.

Manju Govind Shete (45) died at the state-run J J Hospital on Friday night after allegedly being beaten up by a woman prison official.

"A case under IPC section 302 (punishment for murder) and other relevant sections was registered against six staffers of the Byculla jail," a senior official of Nagpada police station told PTI, adding a probe was underway.

Yesterday, over two hundred women inmates of the jail were up in arms after Shete died due to alleged thrashing by an official.

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