Indrani Mukerjea to go scott-free? Sheena Bora’s skeletal remains go missing, cops tell court

In a recent update in Sheena Bora murder trial case, CBI court has been told that the remains of Sheena Bora are reportedly ‘untraceable’. The development is likely to make the case weaker and reduce difficulties for main accused Indrani Mukerjea

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First Published15 Jun 2024, 08:02 AM IST
Sheena Bora murder case: A CBI court has been told that the skeletal remains of Sheena Bora have reportedly gone 'missing'. THe development is likely to weaken the case against accused Indrani Mukerjea.
Sheena Bora murder case: A CBI court has been told that the skeletal remains of Sheena Bora have reportedly gone ’missing’. THe development is likely to weaken the case against accused Indrani Mukerjea.(HT_PRINT)

The high-profile Sheena Bora murder trial has met with a major roadblock as a key piece of evidence has reportedly gone missing. Sheena Bora's remains that were sent for examination to JJ Hospital are reportedly “untraceable”, Ranjeet Sangle, the advocate of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea said on Friday, reported ANI. The development is likely to weaken the case against accused Indrani Mukerjea.

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During the murder trial, the prosecution told the CBI court in Mumbai that the bones, which the CBI claims to be of Sheena Bora are reportedly untraceable.

"The prosecution told the Central Bureau of Investigation court that bones, which the CBI claims to be Sheena Bora remains, are reportedly untraceable," ANI quoted Sangle. The next hearing in the case is set to take place on 27 June.

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There was an extensive search carried out to locate the items examined by the forensic expert related to the murder trial, however, nothing was found, Special Public Prosecutor CJ Nandode told the court, reported ANI citing Sangle.

Repercussions of ‘untraceable’ remains in the trial

Remains of the victim in the case served as a crucial evidence against the accused. The initial examination of the remains were conducted by JJ Hospital forensic expert Dr Zeba Khan. Khan had confirmed that the collected evidence were of a human body. The examination was crucial to establish prosecution's story, reported ANI. Since the evidence is ‘reportedly’ missing, Dr Khan's testimony would be taken without considering bones as evidence. Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case was granted bail by the Supreme Court in May 2022.

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About Sheena Bora murder case

Indrani Mukherjee is facing trial for allegedly killing her daughter Sheena Bora. The complain  was lodged at the Byculla women's prison in Mumbai following her arrest in August 2015, after which she had spent over six years there.

Indrani has always maintained that Sheena was not murdered, and had gone abroad for her education in 2012, although Indrani could never prove her claims.

The CBI has been investigating the Sheena Bora case since 2015, after taking over the case from Mumbai Police. According to the case registered by Mumbai Police, Sheena Bora was kidnapped and murdered by strangulation in April 2012.

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First Published:15 Jun 2024, 08:02 AM IST
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