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Deep Mukherjee

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 teen ‘hacker’ playing Blue Whale challenge rescued in Mumbai

The 16-year-old has been missing since August 21 and was rescued from Mumbai by the Jaipur police.

The Blue Whale challenge is said to psychologically provoke players to indulge in daring, self-destructive tasks for 50 days before finally taking the “winning” step of killing themselves.(Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2017 09:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Priceless artefacts kept in dismal condition at Jaipur police station

They are beautifully chiselled pieces of art works, similar to the ones displayed across museums across the world, chronicling different periods of India's rich history

Artifacts in the backyard of Vidyadhar Nagar Police Station at Jaipur on Monday.(Himanshu Vyas\HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2017 08:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Scared of killings at home, Rohingya Muslims plead: Don’t deport us

Fear, uncertainty, memories of a genocide rule a refugee colony in Jaipur

Rohingya refugees in Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2017 08:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Promises, long wait for kin of policemen killed by Anandpal

People garland a statue of constable Khumaram, who was killed by Anandpal gang, in Nagaur.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 17, 2017 08:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Rajasthan woman fed excreta, killed: 5 held, no action against khap panchayat

In the FIR, police have not named any member of the Khap panchayat for allegedly letting off the accused after a minimal fine. The council also sent the two women accused in the case to Pushkar to “absolve” them of the crime with a holy bath.

Village Kekri in Ajmer where the incident took place.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2017 12:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kekri (Ajmer) | By

Boy describes how his mother died after she was stripped, assaulted, fed excreta

Days after a 40-year-old woman was brutally assaulted in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district, her 15-year-old son gives an eyewitness account and tells how a khap panchayat played let the killers off the hook.

A view of Kekri village in Ajmer where the incident took place.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2017 12:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kekri

40-year-old branded witch, made to eat faeces, beaten to death in Ajmer

The woman was stripped naked and paraded after being branded as a witch.

Village Kekri in Ajmer where the incident took place.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2017 11:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kekri (Ajmer) | By

India at 70: Hounded by mining mafia, but RTI activist Kailash Mina won’t be crushed

In 2005, an RTI application by Kailash Mina revealed that hundreds of stone crushers were operating in Neem Ka Thana locality without approval, putting at risk people in nearby villages from the dust cloud that mining produced.

RTI activist Kailash Mina at Neem Ka Thana in Sikar district of Rajasthan.(Deep Mukherjee/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 05:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Sikar | By

With FB posts, murder accused continues to mock cops

Deepak Kumar Malik who is wanted for the murder of Vinod Beniwal has now claimed on Facebook that he is leaving the country and has also mocked the police for not being able to arrest him in spite of giving “so many clues.”

Deepak Kumar Malik has claimed on Facebook that he is leaving India and has mocked the police for not arresting him.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 12, 2017 08:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

In plain sight: Wanted criminal in Rajasthan found ‘hiding’ as fakir in Gujarat

Mannu Punjabi was spending his days posing as a fakir or a religious ascetic, offering ‘divine’ solutions to people’s ailments at the famous Mira Datar Dargah at Unjha.

Mannu Punjabi (left) is wanted in cases of liquor smuggling and possession of illegal arms.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 11, 2017 04:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Gun toting murder accused challenges Rajasthan cops on Facebook: Catch me if you can

On the run after killing his girlfriend’s former boyfriend, 24-year-old Deepak Malik is making regular updates on Facebook warning them of dire consequences. His girlfriend Indubala has been arrested

Deepak Kumar Malik has uploaded several photographs on his Facebook page posing with guns and other arms.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2017 07:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

The tale of Rela: A peek inside a Rajasthan village battered by the downsides of mining

The residents of Rela village have learned to live with the ‘man-made earthquakes’, not willingly but out of desperation

Mining in progress close to the Rela dam in Sikar district of Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2017 08:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Sikar

Eerie calm shrouds Bikaner villages from where hair-cutting rumour started

In the two months, about 100 cases of hair chopping have been reported from villages in Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh leading to fear and night vigils.

Officials believe that many incidents could have gone unreported as the villagers did not lodge complaints.(HT Photo/ Picture for representation only)
Updated on Aug 03, 2017 08:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Rajasthan traffic cop robbed by nephew, loses Rs 25,000 challan money

The police said the cop’s daughter recognized her cousin but couldn’t identify the other man, whose face was covered.

The police have not been able to trace the nephew and his aide.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 03, 2017 08:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Rajasthan: Slain gangster Anandpal’s Dubai-based daughter, lawyer among accused

The entire drama surrounding the refusal to cremate the body of the gangster to put pressure on the government, and then, calling the villagers for a tribute rally was the plan of Cheenu and AP Singh, police said.

People raise slogans at a rally to pay tribute to slain gangster Anandpal Singh at Saanvrad village in Nagaur on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2017 11:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Uneasy calm in Rajasthan gangster’s village after 1 killed, 30 injured in violent protests

Leaders of Rajput community say they will soon march to the state capital jaipur to push for their demand for a CBI inquiry into the killing of the gangster.

Thirteen companies of the Rajasthan armed constabulary (RAC) along with 400 personnel of the district police are deployed in the village to maintain peace.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2017 10:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Who is Anandpal Singh and why Rajputs in Rajasthan erupted in anger at his killing?

Since he was killed, Rajput bodies across the state have blocked roads and vandalised public property in demand for an inquiry into what they allege was a staged encounter.

Anandpal Singh was killed on June 24 in a police encounter that Rajput groups claim was staged.(Facebook)
Updated on Jul 13, 2017 04:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | BySalik Ahmad and Deep Mukherjee

Rajasthan: One killed, 32 hurt as protest against gangster’s death turns violent

A rally was organised by Rajput groups demanding a CBI probe into the death of gangster Anandpal Singh in a police encounter in Churu district on June 24.

Members from the Rajput community at a gathering on Wednesday in Saanvrad, the native village of gangster Anandpal Singh. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2017 04:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

The siege of Saanvrad: How death of a gangster has turned a small Rajasthan village into a war zone

A fortnight after the death of gangster Anandpal Singh, his native village of Saanvrad is seeing unprecedented deployment of security forces.

A deserted Saanvrad village in Rajasthan’s Nagaur district.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2017 08:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nagaur

GST effect: Jail shop stops sale of products made by inmates

After implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the jail authorities do not have “clarity over the pricing issues” of the products made by the inmates.

Aashayein, the shop selling products made by the Jaipur Central Jail inmates, at Jaipur Central Jail.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2017 08:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Rajasthan’s scissorhands? Panic in villages after ‘ghost’ chops off women’s hair

It started off as a rumour and became a quasi-truth over time through messages on social media and local ‘godmen’ who seem to be profiting the most from it.

Families have complained that the hair of girls and women are being cut.(Representative image)
Updated on Jul 06, 2017 03:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By, Jaipur

Anandpal Singh, Rajasthan’s most-wanted gangster killed in police encounter

Anandpal Singh was killed during a raid by the special operation group (SOG) of the Rajasthan Police at Malasar in Churu district. 

A photo of Anandpal Singh posted on a Facebook page.(Facebook)
Updated on Jul 04, 2017 03:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

How the SOG tracked down Rajasthan’s most-wanted criminal Anandpal

The SOG killed dreaded gangster Anandpal Singh in an encounter in Churu on Saturday night

Gangster Anandpal Singh(Source: Facebook)
Updated on Jun 25, 2017 07:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Rajasthan police station without a lockup chains prisoners to wooden post

Ever since the government railway police station was set up thirty three years ago, it has been functioning without a lockup.

A small wooden post with an iron chain attached to it to fetter arrestees at Sriganganagar GRP police station.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2017 09:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Fake call centre busted: Personal info of 6 lakh people found in one Excel sheet alone

Such was the gang’s methodical approach that it had a detailed list of people owning luxury cars in the National Capital Region which covers the territorial jurisdictions of National Capital Territory of Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

The gang came under the radar of the crime branch after a resident from Ashok Nagar was duped of more than ₹40 lakh.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2017 09:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

In this Jaipur police station, post mortems have been done in an old, rusty truck for 30 years

Police say they will move post mortem procedures to a new facility in a few days.

Replete with dried leaves, bloodstains and pieces of torn cloths, the truck stands in the middle of the compound where the police station is situated.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2017 09:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

In pics: Horse crashes through car’s windshield in Rajasthan

Tonga breaks harness, crashes into businessman’s car in Jaipur. Man, horse suffer injuries .

A horse got stuck in a car after crashing through its windshield in Jaipur on Sunday afternoon.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2017 02:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Will never do charity again, says Sikh man assaulted by mob

Nirmal Singh was one of the four Sikh men who were assaulted by a mob at Chainpura village in Ajmer district of Rajasthan on April 24. The matter came to light when a video of the act went viral on the social media, causing national outrage.

Nirmal Singh, one of the four Sikh men from Alwar who were assaulted by a mob near Ajmer last month.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2017 08:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Cow vigilantism: RSS man arrested for torching truck, cops say vehicle had bulls

The incident was seen as the latest push by cow vigilantes, who have grown in power and expanded rapidly since the BJP stormed to power at the Centre in 2014.

The truck burnt by the vigilantes in Bhilwara.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2017 06:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Police search for ‘missing’ kids all night, turns out they went to watch Baahubali 2

As the officials were scouring various parts of the city in search of three missing children, they were worried and ready for several untoward and grim scenarios.

The film has managed to keep the entire staff of a police station in Jaipur awake and on their toes throughout Wednesday night.(Representative image)
Updated on May 26, 2017 07:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur
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