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DNA test confirms skeleton was of Sheena Bora, Indrani her mother

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 8, 2015, 11:59 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 9:55 pm IST
DNA samples match with Indrani and brother Mikhail

Mumbai: The DNA test conducted on the bones recovered from Pen in Raigad has confirmed that they belonged to Sheena Bora. Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria also confirmed later in the night that the DNA report conclusively proved that Indrani Mukerjea was Sheena Bora’s biological mother. Further, police sources said that there was a 16-point match in the test that compared her DNA with mother Indrani Mukerjea and brother Mikhail Bora.

Mr Maria further added that the police team had taken second accused Sanjeev Khanna to Kolkata and they could recover the shoes that Khanna wore when he dumped Sheena’s body at Pen. Over and above that, some of Sheena’s jewellery was also recovered.

 

Mr Maria said that the financial angle in the case is also being probed very seriously. “We have team of forensic auditors, chartered accountants, income tax consultants and economic offence wing officers working for the past ten days and studying various companies, investments, properties, not only in India but also in the UK, Spain belonging to Mukerjea.  We have also written to some agencies to look into some documents, financial papers and property papers that were recovered from the accused,” Mr Maria said. Mr Maria also confirmed that Peter Mukerjea’s questioning would continue for the next few days. 

 

Earlier on Monday, following the DNA report Peter had been called in for questioning to the Khar Police station, where he was quizzed by Mr Maria and joint commissioner of police Deven Bharati.

A skull and some bones were discovered near Pen last week. The officials from Raigad had buried the skeleton after they found it in 2012. The Mumbai police exhumed body parts with the help of the Raigad local police and villagers and sent the remains to the Forensic Science Laboratory at Kalina for a DNA test. 

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