Deep is correspondent in Rajasthan and looks after crime. He has a penchant for doing human interest stories and reports on development journalism
Articles by Deep Mukherjee
This is the first time in the last two years that offenders of drink driving have been jailed.
Even though four days have passed since the body of Chetan Kumar Saini was found hanging from the ramparts of the Nahargarh Fort, the Jaipur police are yet to reach on conclusion on the nature of his death
Police in a press conference reiterated that no evidence was found in the case that would suggest murder.
Updated on Nov 25, 2017 10:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByDeep Mukherjee and Salik Ahmad
Tahir Khan and Javed Khan alias Jabba were transporting cows along with Mohammed through Alwar on November 10 when alleged cow vigilantes opened fire at them.
Pointing out inconsistencies in statements of two men travelling with Ummar Mohammed, his family seeks a ‘fair’ probe in the case.
Alwar SP Rahul Prakash said an FIR for murder had been lodged and five people named in it on the basis of the statement of a minor boy, who the police cited as an eyewitness.
Updated on Nov 13, 2017 08:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Bharatpur | ByDevendra Bhardwaj, Salik Ahmad and Deep Mukherjee
So-called cow protectors have targeted cattle and meat traders, transporters and even farmers walking their animals -- violence that has killed several people, mostly in BJP-ruled states. Critics accuse the vigilantes of using cows as a pretext to target Muslim and Dalits.
Updated on Nov 12, 2017 08:56 PM IST
Jaipur/Alwar, Hindustan Times | ByDeep Mukherjee and Devendra Bhardwaj
Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Padmavati is facing protests in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Exhibitors and distributors demand protection from local administration before film’s December 1 release.
Of the 127 cases registered under the Rajasthan Prevention of Witch Hunting Act, 2015, charge sheets have been filed in 73. In Bhilwara district, 37 such instances -- the highest in the state -- were reported in the past two years, the data reveals.
Before the wedding, the bride’s family was threatened with dire consequences if they went ahead with the procession.
The girl’s family said they were threatened against going to police to register a complaint. The girl returned home on October 3, but for two days the family didn’t gather courage to lodge a case against the rape accused and his accomplices who helped him kidnap the girl
The actor portraying the Hindu god Ram accused the BJP mandal president in Sirohi of being the demon king.
Falahari Maharaj allegedly raped the woman devotee on August 7 when she went to his ashram to offer her first stipend as a token of respect
The self-styled godman, who also has an ashram in Bilaspur, allegedly threatened the woman to not disclose the incident to anyone, citing his influence.
Updated on Sep 21, 2017 01:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Raipur/Jaipur | ByRitesh Mishra and Deep Mukherjee
Ever since the attack, Arjun Kumar Yadav hasn’t set foot on the weekly cattle market from where Pehlu Khan had bought the bovines that he was transporting to his native village Jaishinghpur in Haryana’s Nuh.
Pehlu Khan’s lynching is back in focus as report shows police had closed investigations into six men named by the dairy farmer as his assailants
The Rajasthan Police have cleared the six men – three of whom are linked to Hindu right-wing organisations – based on the statements by the staff of a cow shelter as well as mobile phone records, according to the investigation report that Hindustan Times has read.
The Rajasthan Police have closed the probe against six men named by Pehlu Khan in his dying hours.
The 55-year-old dairy farmer was waylaid by a mob in Alwar on April 1 and beaten up mercilessly. He later died.
The police have cleared the six men based on the statements by the staff of a cow shelter as well as mobile phone records, according to the investigation report.
A heavy posse of security force was deployed after the incident, and strict checking is being done at the entry points.
An angry mob was making its way through the serpentine alleys of the Walled City, setting up vehicles ablaze while pelting stones at policemen
It was an unlikely sight inside the usually crowded alleyways of the Walled City in Jaipur on Saturday with police being the only people visible on the streets
According to locals, Friday’s clash erupted after a Muslim woman was allegedly hit by a cop with a baton while evicting illegal street vendors around 8 pm.
Updated on Sep 09, 2017 12:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByDeep Mukherjee & Salik Ahmad, Jaipur
The 17-year-old girl was rescued by police and local divers and told police this was final part of 50-task Blue Whale Challenge
A group of women had gone to a cornfield when they saw the snake. Overcoming their fear, the women formed a circle around the reptile to stop it from moving away and thwart any attempts to harm it.
Yadav, a student leader, is the fifth person to get bail in the case. Only two other accused are behind the bars.
Officials in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar found that hundreds of photos of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh had been dumped in drains by his followers, who are disillusioned after his rape conviction.
Woman was last seen at Dera Sacha Sauda’s Sirsa ashram. Court documents show police closed her case after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s staff denied access to his private accommodation.
The drive, initiated by the Karauli district administration, involves teachers, anganwadi workers, auxiliary nurses, midwives and stakeholders to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.