This is how Sheena was killed

DE­TAILS RE­VEALED In­drani’s ex-hus­band Sanjeev Khanna stran­gu­lated Sheena in­side a car in a de­serted Ban­dra by-lane

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Rahul Ma­ha­jani rahul.ma­ha­jani@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MUM­BAI: For the first time since the mur­der of Sheena Bora sur­faced on Au­gust 25 with the ar­rest of INX Media co-founder In­drani Muk­er­jea, the wife of for­mer Star In­dia CEO Peter Muk­er­jea, the Hin­dus­tan Times has learnt the en­tire se­quence of events that tran­spired three years ago on April 24 and 25, when Sheena was mur­dered, her body burnt and dumped in Raigad, 120km south of Mum­bai.

HT, which ac­cessed the first in­for­ma­tion re­port (FIR) filed at the Khar po­lice sta­tion, has learnt that Sheena was dropped off near Na­tional Col­lege on Link­ing Road in Ban­dra (West) by her fi­ancé Rahul Muk­er­jea, Peter’s son, from his first mar­riage, around 7pm on April 24, 2012.

Sheena, who was re­luc­tant to meet her mother, In­drani, agreed to the meet­ing af­ter In­drani ex­tended an of­fer to have din­ner to­gether. Af­ter the time and place was fixed for Sheena to be picked up, In­drani and her driver, Shyamwar Rai, drove in a rented Opel Corsa to Ho­tel Hill­top at Worli, where her for­mer hus­band, Sanjeev Khanna, was stay­ing, around 6pm.

In­drani, af­ter con­duct­ing re­con­nais­sance in Raigad dis- trict, had re­turned to Mum­bai on April 23, 2012, and booked a room for Khanna at the ho­tel.

Af­ter pick­ing up Khanna, the three ac­cused reached Na­tional Col­lege around 6.45pm, and waited till Sheena ar­rived. In­drani had care­fully cho­sen a crowded spot on Link­ing Road, which has nu­mer­ous road­side shops, fast food joints, hip pubs and restau­rants, to avoid any sus­pi­cion.

When Sheena ar­rived around 7pm, she got into the car and sat in the rear seat with Khanna. In­drani, who was sit­ting in the front seat next to Rai, in­structed him to drive into one of the de­serted by-lanes near Na­tional Col­lege.

Mum­bai po­lice com­mis­sioner Rakesh Maria con­firmed, “Sheena was taken in to one of the by-lanes near Na­tional Col­lege. And it was here that Khanna stran­gu­lated Sheena in­side the car.”

The three ac­cused made sure they got away from the hus­tle and bus­tle of Link­ing Road, and found a dark and de­serted place in the by-lanes to ex­e­cute the mur­der, po­lice of­fi­cials said.

Once Sheena was stran­gu­lated, the three drove back to the Muk­er­jeas’ bun­ga­low, Mar­low, at Pochkhan­wala Road in Worli, where the body was put in a bag and stuffed in the boot of the car.

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