Mumbai: Yet another startling fact has come to the fore in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case.
According to the information available, Indrani Mukerjea along with her driver Shyam Rai had done a recce of the place, where they planned to dump Sheena's body after murdering her.
This indicates that the April 24, 2012 murder of the former media honcho's daughter was a well-planned one.
Reports said that Indrani, wife of former STAR India CEO Peter Mukerjea, has told the police officials during interrogation that Sheena was strangulated by her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna.
Reports further state that Sheena was forced into the car by her mother and given sedatives, after which she was strangulated.
However, Khanna, who had divorced Indrani, is believed to have told the Mumbai police in Kolkata that he was in the car in which Sheena was allegedly strangulated but claimed to have slept during the crime.
Indrani's arrested driver Shyam Rai has told the police that Indrani and Khanna had strangulated Sheena in the car after giving her a spiked drink in a hotel room in Mumbai.
Then the body was taken to a village in Pen tehsil of Raigad where it was burnt with petrol. Khanna had reportedly come to Mumbai on April 23, 2012, a day before the murder and took a flight back to Kolkata on April 25, according to police sources.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has maintained that Sheena was murdered on April 24, 2012. Her body was found on May 23 that year after Shyam Rai revealed the murder site to police.
Both Indrani and the driver were arrested on Tuesday on charges of killing Sheena and disposing off her body in Raigad, near Mumbai. A court sent Indrani to police custody till August 31.