Sheena Bora murder case: Skeletal remains traced, CBI tells court


Human bones purposed to belong to Sheena Bora, that went missing from Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) storeroom in Mumbai, have been located in the investigative agency’s record room (malkhana) in Delhi.

During a hearing on the Sheena Bora murder case on Wednesday (July 10) the CBI said that the remains which were missing for weeks have been found. However, the CBI has said that the bones would not go on record. But why is that? Read on to find out.

The CBI said that it did not rely on these bones as evidence, as they were not cited in the charge sheet. It added that they wanted to proceed without bringing the bones on record.

The revelation comes as the trial court received an email and a letter which claimed that her remains are in possession of a forensic expert who had examined her skeleton and who deposed before the court as a witness.

It further alleged that the witness, identified by reports as Dr Zeba Khan, has suddenly amassed wealth.

Defence lawyers were informed about the email by special CBI judge S P Naik Nimbalkar on Wednesday. The Defence as per PTI submitted that the allegation should be investigated. The presiding judge has now sought a response from the central probe agency.

The CBI informed the court that the bones went untraceable on April 24. As per the report, it further stated on June 10 that they could not be found.

“But meanwhile, again after going through the office ‘malkhana’ (store)…The articles i.E. The bones are (found to be) lying in the malkhana,” said prosecutor C J Nandode.

The daughter of socialite Indrani Mukherjea is Sheena Bora, and she is 24 years old. She was murdered in 2012, allegedly by her mother Indrani and others, in 2012. 

The murder case came to light in 2015, three years after the murder. At the time, it was alleged that Indrani, with the help of her ex-husband Sanjeev Khan and driver Shyamvar Rai, strangled Sheena in April 2012. Sheena’s body was allegedly burnt in a forest in Maharashtra’s Raigad.

(With inputs from agencies)