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
Jaipur traffic police cracks down on drunk drivers, 23 sent to jail
This is the first time in the last two years that offenders of drink driving have been jailed.
Updated on Nov 29, 2017 09:06 PM IST
Nahargarh death: Cops sit on handwriting samples for 4 days
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
Updated on Nov 28, 2017 08:52 PM IST
Body found hanging in Nahargarh fort: Family alleges murder while cops say suicide
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
Alwar attack: Two companions of killed cattle trader held on cow smuggling charges
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.
Updated on Nov 20, 2017 06:38 PM IST
Alwar killing: Victim’s family alleges 2 companions not telling ‘whole truth’
Pointing out inconsistencies in statements of two men travelling with Ummar Mohammed, his family seeks a ‘fair’ probe in the case.
Updated on Nov 13, 2017 09:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeep Mukherjee, Ghat Mika, Bharatpur
Alwar: Police hint self-styled cow vigilantes killed Muslim cattle trader
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
Man found dead on railway tracks in Alwar, kin allege attack by cow vigilantes
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
Padmavati: Cinema owners seek protection after Chittorgarh protests
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.
Updated on Nov 04, 2017 12:38 PM IST
ByDeep Mukherjee, Jaipur
127 witch-hunting cases in Rajasthan in last 2 years, activists slam police
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.
Updated on Oct 30, 2017 07:43 PM IST
Stones dumped in front of house after Dalit bride rides horse in wedding ceremony
Before the wedding, the bride’s family was threatened with dire consequences if they went ahead with the procession.
Published on Oct 12, 2017 10:47 PM IST
Jaipur Dalit girl kidnapped, raped by upper caste man over 2 days
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
Updated on Oct 10, 2017 07:47 PM IST
‘Lord Ram’ calls BJP leader ‘Ravana’, refuses to burn effigy
The actor portraying the Hindu god Ram accused the BJP mandal president in Sirohi of being the demon king.
Updated on Oct 02, 2017 05:35 PM IST
Falahari Maharaj, self-styled godman accused of rape, arrested in Alwar
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
Updated on Sep 23, 2017 01:57 PM IST
Alwar-based Falahari maharaj accused of rape, victim motivated by Ram Rahim case
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
Alwar lynching: Fearing gaurakshaks, Pehlu Khan’s driver now ferries vegetables
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.
Updated on Sep 19, 2017 12:26 AM IST
We won’t let you pay tribute to Pehlu Khan: Hindu groups confront activists in Rajasthan
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
Updated on Sep 15, 2017 03:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Behror | ByDeep Mukherjee, Jaipur
Probe closed against men named by Alwar lynching victim: Revisiting the day
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.
Updated on Sep 14, 2017 05:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Alwar/Nuh | ByDeep Mukherjee
Alwar lynching: Activists slam govt, cops for clearing 6 men named by Pehlu Khan
The Rajasthan Police have closed the probe against six men named by Pehlu Khan in his dying hours.
Updated on Sep 14, 2017 04:25 PM IST
We heard names of those six men, how could they not be guilty: Pehlu Khan’s son
The 55-year-old dairy farmer was waylaid by a mob in Alwar on April 1 and beaten up mercilessly. He later died.
Published on Sep 14, 2017 07:58 AM IST
Alwar lynching: Rajasthan police close probe against 6 Hindu right-wing men named by Pehlu Khan
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.
Updated on Sep 14, 2017 07:37 PM IST
Jaipur clashes: Weddings in walled city affected as cops curb large gatherings
A heavy posse of security force was deployed after the incident, and strict checking is being done at the entry points.
Updated on Sep 11, 2017 02:55 PM IST
Standing like wall between a rampaging mob and its target city, a few good men
An angry mob was making its way through the serpentine alleys of the Walled City, setting up vehicles ablaze while pelting stones at policemen
Updated on Sep 10, 2017 08:05 PM IST
‘Cops were drunk, made us sit for hours... abused us, one pushed my mother-in-law’
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
Published on Sep 09, 2017 09:06 PM IST
1 dead as protests erupt in Jaipur, curfew imposed after police ‘assault’ woman
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
Blue Whale Challenge: Fearing harm to mother, Jodhpur girl jumps into lake
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
Updated on Sep 05, 2017 03:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | ByDeep Mukherjee
Rajasthan women catch and guard 8-feet-long python until it finds place in natural park
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.
Updated on Sep 05, 2017 11:35 AM IST
Pehlu Khan lynching: Fifth of seven arrested get bail
Yadav, a student leader, is the fifth person to get bail in the case. Only two other accused are behind the bars.
Published on Sep 02, 2017 09:54 AM IST
In Ram Rahim’s hometown, angry followers dump his photos in the gutter
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.
Updated on Sep 01, 2017 11:53 PM IST
Dera stopped police from properly probing woman’s disappearance in 2015
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.
Updated on Aug 28, 2017 12:04 PM IST
Stinking reality: Women on vigil face men defecating in open
The drive, initiated by the Karauli district administration, involves teachers, anganwadi workers, auxiliary nurses, midwives and stakeholders to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Updated on Aug 26, 2017 11:15 PM IST