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Now and then: How Indrani Mukerjea looks after a fortnight in police custody

Mumbai: A fortnight living under police custody has taken its toll on Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in murder of her daughter Sheena Bora.A recent picture of Indrani in police custody, accessed by India TV, shows
India TV News Desk September 08, 2015 13:44 IST
India TV News Desk

Mumbai: A fortnight living under police custody has taken its toll on Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in murder of her daughter Sheena Bora.

A recent picture of Indrani in police custody, accessed by India TV, shows her face swollen, far away from the pictures we have seen so far.

Indrani was arrested on August 25 from Mumbai for the murder of Sheena Bora in 2012, possibly on April 24 of that year. They reportedly burnt the body and disposed it in the forests of Raigad, 85 kilometres from Mumbai.

Her driver Shyam Rai was arrested three days before her and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna a few days later from Kolkata.

Indrani has been constantly interrogated by cops since her arrest. She was taken to Raigad to create the crime scene.

During her custodial hearing last week, her lawyer alleged that she was slapped by cops during the custody. Her lawyer Gunjan Mangal reportedly told the court that she had bruises on her face as a result of the slapping.

Meanwhile, a Mumbai court today remanded Indrani and Shyam Rai to judicial custody. Khanna could not be produced before the court as he was taken to Kolkata this morning as part of investigations.

All three accused have been in police custody since their arrest.

The police had last week exhumed remains of a body from Raigad forest and later claimed that digital superimposition of the profile of Sheena had matched with the skull recovered from the forest.

The police has also extensively grilled Indrani's husband Peter Mukerjea,though he is not an accused in the case. Others questioned in connection with the case included Peter's son Rahul Mukerjea and Vidhie, daughter of Indrani and Sanjeev Khanna.

The police have also questioned Siddharth Das, biological father of Sheena and Mikhail.  Sheena was allegedly strangled in a car, then her body was burnt and dumped at a forest in Raigad, about 84 kms from Mumbai.

The police had on Thursday claimed that Indrani had confessed to murdering Sheena and were now also investigating if someone else could have been involved in the murder case.