Who is speaking the truth?

What we know of Sheenas murder from Indranis ex-husband Sanjeev and driver ShyamImage: Indrani Mukherjea FB page
news Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:10

The mystery around the sensational Sheena Bora murder case continues to provide a twist every other hour, with more and more details emerging from family members or investigating officers. While it looks like three people - driver Shyam Rai, Indrani Mukherjea and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna - were involved in the murder in 2012, the exact sequence of events and who killed Sheena is not yet clear. Here is what we know, from media reports, of the day of the murder from what Sanjeev and Shyam have told the police so far.

Times of India reports that the driver Shyam Rai might turn police approver. The report quotes police officials as stating that he was not involved in the actual murder but stood guard outside the car in Taj Land's End in Mumbai as Sheena was strangulated in the car. He helped Indrani dispose off the body by driving it to Raigad and burning it with petrol. He had earlier broken down during interrogation told the police and Indrani and Sanjeev had murdered Sheena.

According to Times of India, Sanjeev has told the police that he got into the SUV along with Indrani and Shyam on the day of the murder, but he slept off in the car and woke up to find Sheena dead next to him. According to The Hindu, he has told the police that he had no role in the actual murder. The newspaper quotes him as saying, "I was in the back seat. Indrani was sitting next to me. At 6PM, she made a call to someone. Then I dozed off. Rai was the driver. I woke up and saw Sheena was dead. Her body was next to me."

Indian Express has reported that the driver also says that Indrani and he also conducted a recce of the spot in Raigad the day before the murder. They selected the spot based on how isolated it was. He also reportedly said that he chose the route to the spot as he was familiar with it. Mid-day reports that Shyam Rai has said that while Sanjeev was in the car when the murder happened, Indrani and Shyam went to Raigad to dispose the body.

Several media reports have also alluded to Sheena being pregnant at the time of her death.

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