Sheena murder case: Indrani's custody extended till Saturday

Sheena murder case: Indranis custody extended till Saturday
Indrani and Sheena.

Mumbai - The police had brought all three accused - Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyam Rai - to the police station for further interrogation.



By Nithin Belle

Published: Thu 3 Sep 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 4 Sep 2015, 10:14 AM

The police on Wednesday recorded the statement of former Star TV India boss Peter Mukerjea in connection with the murder of Sheena Bora, the daughter of his wife Indrani, from an earlier marriage.
Peter was summoned to the Khar police station on Wednesday morning, where his statement was recorded.
The police had also brought all three accused - Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyam Rai - to the police station for further interrogation. All three have been remanded to police custody till Saturday.
According to police sources, a search was also conducted at Peter's residence in Mumbai for documents relating to financial transactions.
The sensational Sheena Bora murder case surfaced last week after the police got a tip-off about the killing of the girl in April 2012. The police first nabbed Shyam, who allegedly confessed to having poured petrol over the body of the girl in a forest in Raigad.
Later, the police arrested Indrani on charges of murdering her daughter.
Sheena was in a relationship with Rahul, Peter's son from an earlier marriage, and was opposed to it. She had allegedly picked up Sheena from Bandra on the evening of April 23, 2012 and strangled her with the help of her second husband Sanjeev. The body was disposed of a day later in a forest.
Sanjeev's alleged presence at the time of the murder led the police to probe the financial aspect to the case. Sheena's younger brother Mikhail later told the police that Indrani had drugged him and had also wanted to kill him on the same night.
On Tuesday, one Siddarth Das told the media in Kolkata that he had been in a live-in relationship with Indrani in the late 1980s and had fathered the two children. Indrani had 'abandoned' him and married Sanjeev, he said.
Indrani later divorced Sanjeev and about 13 years ago married Peter, who was then the CEO of Star TV India. She later set up INX Media along with Peter and operated many TV channels. But the company ran out of funds and the Mukerjeas' had to exit the venture.
nithin@khaleejtimes.com


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