Sheena Bora Murder Witness: Indrani, Khanna Strangled Her In Car

Witness Shyamwar Rai’s statement, which has reached the defence lawyer, makes some shocking revelations. 

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Sheena Bora was killed on 24 April 2012 inside a car. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

The defence lawyers of the three accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea, Peter Khanna and Sanjeev Khanna, have received the statement of the prime witness in the case and Indrani’s driver Shyamwar Rai. The Bombay High Court had directed the CBI on Thursday to furnish the statement.

Indrani sat on top of Sheena and was strangling her. Sheena bit my finger. It was bleeding…
Excerpt from Shyamwar Rai’s confession statement 

The 17-page Hindi statement brings to light shocking revelations about the night of the murder. While Indrani Mukerjea and Sanjeev Khanna feature in the description of the gruesome night, Peter Mukerjea remains absent from the confession.

How Was Sheena Killed?

According to Rai’s statement, Indrani had asked him to stop the car with Sheena in it, and cover her mouth; he complied. Indrani and Sanjeev Khanna then moved to the back seat where Sheena was sitting, when Indrani proceeded to strangle Sheena. Rai and Khanna restrained her hands, while Khanna also pulled her hair from behind. Sheena also tried to bite Rai’s hand when she was being strangulated.

Rai then details how he disposed the body the next day, burning it in a forest in Raigad.

Details on Rai’s ‘Illegal Weapon’, Peter’s Involvement

In August 2015, Shyamwar Rai was first arrested for being in possession of an illegal weapon, which led to the revelation about Sheena’s murder. In his statement, Rai says that after all was done, he was given a parcel by Indrani’s secretary and his standing orders were to take three months’ salary and leave the place.

When he reached home and opened the parcel, he found the katta (weapon) for which he was arrested.

Peter Mukerjea’s lawyer, Mihir Gheewala, confirmed there were no allegations against his client in Rai’s statement.

Peter and Khanna are jailed in the Central Prison on Arthur Road, while Indrani is jailed in Byculla’s women’s jail. They were arrested last year for Sheena’s murder, which may be linked to certain dubious financial dealings.

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