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Peter Mukerjea arrested in Sheena Bora murder case

CBI offers no reason for his apprehension, says will probe him further

BS Web Team  |  Mumbai 

Indrani Mukerjea, Peter Mukerjea
Peter Mukerjea with Indrani Mukerjea. Photo: Facebook

Peter Mukerjea, husband Indrani, the key accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today.

The arrest took place although Mukerjea has not been named in the chargesheet. The three names in the chargesheet are: Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvas Rai.

The CBI also refused to divulge reasons for his apprehension and only said that he would be investigated further.

Indrani, Khanna and Rai were arrested on charges of murdering 24-year-old Sheena and disposing of her body at a Raigad forest in April 2012, about 84 km from Mumbai.

Sheena was allegedly strangled in a car, then her body was burnt before being dumped in the forest.

Indrani was recently hospitalised after her platelet count dipped drastically. However, doctors at J J hospital had later made it clear that she had not contracted dengue, as suspected.

On October 2, Indrani was taken to J J Hospital from Byculla womens' prison in an unconscious state, fuelling speculation that she had overdosed on anti-depressant drugs. But a probe by Inspector General (Prisons) ruled out the possibility of drug overdose, poisoning or suicide bid.

On October 6, she was discharged from the hospital and sent back to jail.

First Published: Thu, November 19 2015. 20:29 IST