Mumbai: Amid reports that crucial DNA samples in the Sheena Bora murder case may have been lost, Mumbai Police confirmed on Friday that it has identified the DNA samples of the body which was supposedly of Sheena Bora.
The DNA samples were sent by the Raigad Police to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Kalina.
It was earlier reported that the DNA samples had gone missing.
Mumbai Police sources said the DNA samples will now be matched with those of Indrani Mukerjea and her husband.
As per a report in The Indian Express, officials at the FSL in Kalina were earlier not able to locate three samples contained in a packet.The samples include a pink-colour cloth, a broken tooth and a bone from a right shoulder.
The packet was sent to the Kalina FSL in 2012 by Raigad Police.
It may be noted that Sheena Bora, daughter of former media honcho Indrani Mukerjea, was killed on April 24, 2012 and her body remains was dumped in a forest in Raigad, on the outskirts of Mumbai, after being burnt.
Raigad Police believes the samples, suspected to be of Sheena, could provide “material DNA evidence” in the murder case.
Shyam Rai, driver of Indrani Mukerjea, who is the wife of former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea, has told police that 22-year-old Sheena was strangulated to death in a moving car by her mother Indrani and step-father Sanjeev Khanna.
The police have arrested all three involved in the murder - Indrani, Khanna and Rai - but is still trying to pieece together the jigsaw puzzle and has yet to ascertain the real motive behind the high-profile murder.