Sheena Bora Murder Case: ‘Missing Skeleton Parts Found,’ CBI Tells Court

Sheena Bora Murder

Weeks after notifying the trial court that portions of murder victim Sheena Bora’s purported skeleton were untraceable, the prosecution informed a Delhi court that they were located at the CBI’s office in New Delhi.

Sheena Bora (24) allegedly fell victim to a murder orchestrated by her mother, Indrani Mukerjea, and others in 2012.

This revelation emerged on a day when the trial court received an email alleging that Sheena’s bones were not missing but were in possession of a forensic expert who had examined the skeleton and was testifying as a witness in court. The email further alleged that this witness had suddenly amassed wealth.

Special CBI Judge S.P. Naik Nimbalkar apprised the defense lawyers present in court about the email. Following their review, the lawyers requested an investigation into the allegation. The judge then sought a response from the central probe agency.

The prosecution recalled first informing the court about the untraceability of Sheena’s remains on April 24, and reiterated on June 10 that they remained unlocated.

“However, subsequent scrutiny of the office ‘malkhana’ revealed that the items, namely the bones, were indeed located there,” stated prosecutor C.J. Nandode.

The CBI chose not to use these items as evidence since they were not mentioned in the chargesheet and opted to proceed without including them on record, the prosecution clarified.

Subsequently, the court resumed the cross-examination of the forensic expert.

Indrani Mukerjea, formerly a media executive and the prime accused in the murder case, is presently out on bail.

The murder case gained public attention in 2015, three years after Sheena allegedly met her demise, reportedly strangled in a car by her mother with assistance from Indrani’s ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai in April 2012.

Reportedly, the body was incinerated in a forest located in the adjacent Raigad district. Bora was Indrani’s daughter from a preceding relationship.

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