Mumbai: Nerve-jangling details continue to emerge in the Sheena Bora murder case. Latest reports said that Indrani Mukerjea applied lipstick to Sheena, combed her hair and also put perfume on the body to evade police on way to Raigad.
Indrani and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna had propped up Sheena’s dead body between them in the rear seat of the car, so as to give the impression that Sheena was asleep, as they travelled from Mumbai to Pen, where they eventually disposed off the body. The car was driven by driver Shyamvar Rai.
Indrani, would also play the loving mother whenever they approached the traffic situations, pressing her dead daughter’s head against her shoulder.
On reaching the Raigad forest, Sheena’s body was stuffed haphazardly into the suitcase, without locking it and set it on fire, using petrol.
All accused in the Sheena Bora murder case –Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna and Shyam Rai– whose police custody ends today will be produced in a court here this afternoon.
Police is likely to seek extension of their custody today. Till now, 12 days have been exhausted out of the permissible 14-days of police custody.
Digital superimposition of the profile of Sheena Bora has matched with the skull recovered from a forest in the neighbouring Raigad district, Mumbai Police has said.
Police maintained it has not yet given a “clean chit” to former media baron Peter Mukerjea in the case.
The matching of digital superimposition with skull would be important in establishing that the human remains found in the forest in Pen tehsil of Raigad are of Sheena, the daughter of Indrani Mukerjea, Peter’s wife.
Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai have been arrested on the charge of murdering Sheena and disposing of the body in a Raigad forest in April 2012.
The car used to take Sheena’s body to Raigad has been recovered and traced to a third-party owner, the officer said.
Further, police had also found out that an employee of Indrani’s company sent e-mails in Sheena’s name after her murder, he said.
Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the case, Peter and others who have come under the investigators’ scanner in the murky family saga faced day-long interrogation at the Khar Police Station yesterday.
Indrani and Sanjeev’s daughter Vidhie, whom Peter has adopted, came to the police station for the first time yesterday and left in the evening after recording her statement.
On Thursday, the police had claimed that Indrani confessed to murdering Sheena.