Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, may formally spilt on Friday, August 30. A family court at Bandra in Maharashtra capital Mumbai is scheduled to pass the final order granting divorce by mutual consent, as sought in a joint plea by the duo.
Indrani, the prime accused in her daughter Sheena Bora's murder case, sent a notice to her husband and co-accused Peter, seeking an amicable and mutual consent divorce to their 16-year-old marriage. The divorce plea stated that the couple's relationship hit rock bottom without any chance of reconciliation.
Indrani, a former INX Director, is currently in judicial custody in Mumbai's Byculla Jail. Media baron Peter is currently lodged in Arthur Road jail.
Sheena (24), Indrani's daughter from an earlier relationship, was killed in April 2012. The murder came to light in August 2015 after Mukerjea's driver Shyamvar Rai, arrested in another case, spilled the beans.
The Mumbai police arrested Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and Rai for allegedly murdering Sheena. Later, Indrani's husband Peter was also arrested for allegedly being part of the conspiracy and the 'silent killer' of Sheena Bora.
Indrani, in an application, said that the former media baron manipulated circumstances to frame her with the help of driver Shyamvar Rai, who has now turned approver in the case.
Indrani, her former husband and driver Rai have been accused of strangling the 24-year-old girl, Sheena. Her burnt body was dumped in a bag in the dense forests in Raigad district near Mumbai.
The CBI, which took over the case, claimed that a financial dispute was the reason for the murder.