Indrani Mukerjea, Accused in Sheena Bora Murder Case, Seeks Bail Citing Threat to Life
Indrani Mukerjea (Photo Credit: IANS)

Mumbai, Aug 10: Indrani Mukerjea, who is currently in jail in connection with the sensational murder of Sheena Bora, her daughter from a previous husband, has sought bail citing threat to her life besides other reasons. Indrani Mukerjea filed a bail application before the special CBI court in Mumbai through her advocate Gunjan Mangla last week. The court has sought a reply from the CBI on Indrani's plea.

In her bail application, Indrani said there is a threat to her life in the women's jail in Byculla. She has cited two instances when she was hospitalised following an alleged drug overdose, reported The Indian Express. On April 6 this year, Indrani was rushed to JJ Hospital from Byculla women’s court in a semi-conscious condition. She underwent a series of medical tests including a brain MRI. The hospital authorities had then said she had an overdose of anti-depressants that were not prescribed to her.

Earlier, in 2015, Indrani had been rushed to the hospital after she fell unconcious following a suspected drug overdose and remained under treatment for nearly a week. Indrani is facing trial for allegedly killing her daughter Sheena Bora. According to the police, Sheena Bora was murdered, and her body disposed of in a forest area in the neighbouring Raigad district in April 2012.

Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai are also named as accused in the crime which was unearthed in August 2015. Rai later became a witness in the case. The CBI had said Bora was killed over a financial dispute. The agency later arrested Indrani’s husband, Peter Mukerjea for allegedly being part of the murder conspiracy.