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Sheena Bora murder: Special CBI court defers trial till March 16

Sheena Bora murder: Special CBI court defers trial till March 16

New Delhi [India]: The Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday deferred the trial in the Sheena Bora murder case till March 16 after defense protested for the non-appearance of approver, Shyamvar Rai as first witness, who was Indrani Mukerjea’s former driver.

Earlier in January, the special court had charged Indrani, her husband Peter Mukerjea and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, with murder and criminal conspiracy in the case.

The murder, which took place on April 24, 2012, came to light in 2015 with the arrest of Rai, who later turned approver for the CBI.

Indrani, Khanna and Rai have been accused of strangling 24-year-old Sheena – Indrani’s daughter from a previous relationship-on April 24, 2012. Her burnt body was dumped in a bag in the forests in Raigad district near Mumbai.

The trio was arrested in August 2015, while Peter was arrested later in November 19 that year. (ANI)