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
The 38-year-old mother of two from Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu climbed the world’s highest peak on Monday, after overcoming a debilitating slipped disc to achieve a feat only a handful of diehard climbers have pulled off.
Khan, the 55-year-old dairy farmer from Nuh in Haryana died in a hospital in Alwar, on April 3, two days after a mob of self-styled cow protection vigilantes attacked him and four others when they were transporting cattle procured from a weekly market in Jaipur to their village.
“I told ma’am she is harassing me and I would die … She said my death won’t make any difference to her. Now, I just want to die,” Ravindra had written in his suicide note.
Till a few days ago, youngsters loitering around girls’ schools and colleges was a common sight in Churu district of Rajasthan.
On March 19, more than 100 cow vigilantes surrounded the Rabbani hotel in Jaipur and protested, alleging that the establishment sold beef, which is banned in Rajasthan.
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) is yet to follow a court order that asked the civic body to open hotel Hayat Rabbani that was sealed after a siege by gaurakshaks over rumours of beef being served by it. Forensic tests of the meat samples taken from the hotel have revealed that they were not beef
A Dalit groom has been attacked in Udaipur allegedly by upper caste people for taking out his wedding procession with pomp and celebrations, the second such incident in the state within a week.
The village elders have asked the couple to pay ₹5 lakh fine.
The scam, which could very well be termed as the Vyapam moment of the desert state, was busted by the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Rajasthan police on April 17
Updated on May 01, 2017 09:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeep Mukherjee & Salik Ahmad
Dalits have come under attack for riding a mare during marriage processions as the custom is considered a privilege of the higher classes.
The 55-year-old Pehlu Khan was waylaid by a mob in Alwar on April 1 when he was transporting cows for his small dairy farm, beaten up mercilessly, and he died of his wounds two days later.
Updated on Jul 19, 2017 06:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | BySachin Saini and Deep Mukherjee
Kusum Meghwal told Hindustan Times she has been getting phone calls for the past 1 week from unknown people who abuse her and use profanities.
Over 50 police personnel stood guard during the wedding.
Cow vigilantes accused of lynching a Muslim dairy farmer in Rajasthan’s Alwar this month are equal to freedom fighters such as Bhagat Singh or Chandrasekhar Azad, controversial Hindu leader Sadhvi Kamal has said.
Pamphlets being distributed in Alwar claim Pehlu Khan was a cow smuggler and the accused were being framed as they were not on the spot but with police at the time of the attack.
A couple was thrashed and then paraded naked in a village in Banswara district of Rajasthan after a khap-like diktat was issued. A video of the act was later circulated on social media which went viral.
Arjun Kumar Yadav was driving the truck which was attacked by alleged cow vigilantes, killing dairy farmer Pehlu Khan.
The bodies of the girls, both first-year students in a college in Neem Ka Thana area of Sikar, were discovered on a railway track approximately two kilometres from their house on April 5. They committed suicide on the day they were allegedly assaulted.
HT follows a cattle transport vehicle from Nasirabad market in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district to Dasna in Uttar Pradesh as the death of Haryana dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, who was assaulted by gau rakshaks in Alwar, weighs heavy on the minds of transporters.
Updated on Apr 14, 2017 12:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ajmer/Jaipur | ByGulam Jeelani and Deep Mukherjee
Frequent escapes by juvenile delinquents from government-run correctional centres in the state have raised question marks over the security of such facilities
In the last three years, 56 cases of sexual violence against girls by teachers in schools have been registered in the state, data from the Rajasthan home department has revealed.
This year 402 pilgrims from Pakistan have come to Ajmer for the 805th death anniversary of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti
Updated on Apr 08, 2017 08:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ajmer | ByDeep Mukherjee & Salik Ahmad
Azmat Khan was admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital after losing consciousness in a vicious attack by gau rakshaks on the Alwar highway earlier this week.
Pehlu Khan’s death has angered residents who feel that a dairy farmer, a man from a village of cow lovers was wrongly targeted and accused of smuggling cows for slaughter.
The attack took place when they were returning from Jaipur after obtaining a permit from the municipal corporation. Transportation of cattle is banned in Rajasthan without official permission.
A law student faces arrest after a complaint from a Café Coffee Day employee that he called her a slut and a bitch. But she didn’t mention that she slapped him, a video of which is available on social media.
Police data reveals that in the last three years, 76 cases of camel smuggling have been registered in Rajasthan wherein 939 animals were transported outside for slaughter
Public hearing unveils how difficult it is for those suffering from silicosis to get compensation.
Sadhvi Kamal, the 37-year-old head of the Rashtriya Mahila Gau Raksha Dal, is the new face of cow protection in India after forcing the closure of a hotel in Jaipur for allegedly serving beef
Rajasthan police have been doggedly pursuing Vishram Choudhary, a dreaded criminal, for close to a year now but with little success. In the meantime, Choudhury seems to be occupied with the making of his biopic.