'I fear for my life,' Indrani Mukerjea tells CBI court

WION Web Team Delhi, India Apr 23, 2018, 07.28 PM(IST)

File photo of Indrani Mukerjea. Photograph:( ANI )

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ndrani's statement comes two weeks after she was hospitalised in JJ Hospital for an alleged drug overdose

Indrani Mukerjea, one of the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, told the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court today that she fears for her life.

"I fear for my life, I have not given my statement to IG Prisons. I confirm that I have not spoken to anyone," Mukerjea told the court.

Indrani's statement comes two weeks after she was hospitalised in JJ Hospital for an alleged drug overdose. She has been lodged in Mumbai's Byculla jail for allegedly killing her daughter, Sheena Bora.

Mukerjea and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna were arrested in August 2015 along with her former driver Shyamvar Rai. Indrani's current husband Peter Mukerjea was arrested in November the same year.

The latest development in the case was on Wednesday when Mukerjea's personal assistant Kajal Sharma deposed before the CBI court that she forged Sheena Bora's signature on her resignation letter after Indrani had told her that her daughter was in the United States and had no Internet there to submit the resignation.

On April 24, 2012, 24-year-old Sheena was abducted and killed; her body was found in a forest in adjoining Raigad district.

(With inputs from ANI)