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DNA reports confirm Sheena Bora’s body

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Mumbai: DNA reports in the Sheena Bora case confirms the body found in Raigad was hers. The report is a major breakthrough in the case.

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photo credit: www.newindianexpress.com

According to reports, the DNA samples recovered from Raigad matches with the blood samples of Indrani Mukherjea, who is not only the mother of Sheena Bora but is also accused of killing her.

According to Mumbai police’s claim, Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyam Rai killed Sheena in April 2012 and dumped her body in the jungles of Raigad district of Maharashtra.

Adhering to recent CNN-IBN reports, TV tycoon Indrani Mukherjea has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days along with her driver Shyam for their alleged role in the murder of Sheena Bora.

The third prime accused in the case has been taken to Kolkata for further questioning and investigation the matter.

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Sheena Bora case: Questions loom over transfer of Rakesh Maria

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By Ridham Gambhir

374025-maria7Rakesh Maria, the cop credited with investigating the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and getting Ajmal Kasab to confess his crime, has been abruptly transferred from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner to that of the Director General (Home Guards).

It was Maria, a report dated June 24 in Hindustan Times claimed, who held actor Sanjay Dutt by his hair and “toppled him from the chair, leading him to finally confess his association with the underworld elements involved in the 1993 blasts and his possession of an AK-47 assault rifle”.

The enigma surrounding his sudden transfer or, to say, promotion is equivalent to the one surrounding Sheena Bora’s case.

Apparently, Maria is being accused of his discreet interest in Bora’s case which led to a drift between him and Atul Kulkarni, Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch. The latter was disgruntled at Maria’s keen interest in the case or rather the usurpation of the case which otherwise would have been in the hands of the crime branch.

Maria is known to have personally interviewed the prime accused at the Khar police station thrice. As an NDTV report said, he was also regularly holding press conferences about the case despite not having given any interview since he was made Mumbai Police chief. It is alleged that Maria is a close friend of Peter Mukerjea.

Such an excessive interest on the part of the commissioner led to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis sanctioning

Devendra Fadnavis
Devendra Fadnavis

Maria’s promotion 22 days prior to the scheduled date.”Police have shown a lot of involvement and attention in a case which is in the media spotlight. It should pay similar attention to other cases which do not get media focus,” Fadnavis was quoted as saying to the media.

“There was no hurry in transferring Maria. It would have been inappropriate to transfer him on 30 September, in the middle of the festive season as Ganapati festival, a very important event in Maharashtra would be on at that time. Therefore, we decided to advance the promotion of Maria,” said Additional Secretary Bakshi, who was appointed to inquire into Maria’s excessive interrogation in the Sheena Bora case.

The man who became a role model and whose actions were widely celebrated by Bollywood movies like ‘Black Friday’ and ‘A Wednesday’ is now being despised for taking undue interest in the case.

rakesh-maria_650x400_61441725407Maria is an experienced officer who has managed to get many criminals confess their crimes or unravel serious cases. Such a personal admission into a case like Bora’s would have surely put him into a fix. Why then did Maria do so? Was he aware of all this? Or was this a deliberate move?

There are many such questions and it is left to our imagination to treat it the way we like, as this man is now on the wrong side of interrogation table. In this age of content hungry media, Maria is set to be reduced to the trivial red and white boxed breaking news.

The officer has been replaced as Mumbai Police commissioner by senior IPS officer Javed Ahmed, who took charge on Tuesday.

 

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Sheena murder case: Police custody of accused extended

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Mumbai: A court here on Saturday extended, till September 7, the police custody of Indrani P. Mukherjee and two other prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case.

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photo credit: www.newindianexpress.com

Seeking extension of the remand, the Mumbai police, among other things, claimed that Indrani was not cooperating with them in the murder investigations of her daughter Sheena Bora.

Indrani, 47, the wife of former media baron Peter Mukherjee, was produced in the court along with her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, 50, and her driver Shyamvar Rai, 43, as their remand ended on Saturday. After the court order, the trio was taken back to the Khar Police Station.

(IANS)

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Dangerous liaisons: ‘Mum’s’ not the word anymore!

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By Ila Garg

In Indian society, mothers are always seen as epitomes of sacrifices. They are a daughter’s best friend, a confidante, and a counsellor. It is said a mother goes through enormous pain during her child’s birth but what if this friend turns into a foe? What if this person who brought you in this world decides to end your life too? Sounds unthinkable, right? But the traditional Indian mother is no longer traditional and the modern version seems to be nowhere near to the old one. So what is making these mothers so dangerous?

In the country that claims to preserve its age-long traditions, the crime rate has increased like a tornado. People have suddenly stopped thinking rationally and let alone brotherhood, mother-child relation also has lost its sanctity. Cases of honour killing have suddenly stormed up too. With the daughters being raped by their own family members and mothers telling them to suffer in silence, it is evident that an accusation on the mother killing her own daughter is no surprise at all.

NewsGram brings to you, some of these cases where mothers were accused of being the murderers, after all ‘Hell is right here’:

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24-year-old Sheena Bora was murdered by her mother Indrani Mukherjee. This controversial case recently got the attention of media when some evidences were found. The case is apparently laced with several murky twists and turns with Indrani Mukherjee being the prime suspect. The most shocking issue is that she never fully accepted Sheena Bora to be her daughter. On the contrary, they were both referred as ‘sisters’ till it was finally revealed that Sheena Bora was Indrani Mukherjee’s daughter. Though the exact reason for the murder is still under wraps.

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21-year-old Bhawna Yadav was killed by her parents too. Two love birds got secretly married. They were happily leading their life. And then the girl’s parents took her away, promising a grand wedding. What happened then? The girl was murdered. Why? Well, this is a clear case of honour killing, a very sad one indeed. Bhawna Yadav was murdered in 2014 for marrying a Punjabi. No, there was no khap panchayat involved here. 24-year-old Abhishek Seth when he married Bhawna Yadav was deeply shattered and demanded a death sentence for her parents.

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14-year-old Aarushi Talwar was murdered by her parents. In 2008, at a tender age she left the world only to let her murder be a mystery. Her parents were convicted of murdering her and the case was dubbed as honour killing when the domestic help Hemraj came into the picture. The media didn’t let this case die down so easily but yet no headway could be made. Her parents continued to deny the charges and CBI did investigate the case but still many questions were left unanswered. So Aarushi’s murder continues to be a mystery.

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26-year-old Deepti Chhikara was strangled to death by mother. This is another case of honour killing that came in records. Deepti Chhikara was a primary school teacher, who belonged to an orthodox family. They were against her wish to marry a man from another caste and thus forcefully married her to a man of their choice. She had returned home from her in-laws’ place a few weeks ago. It was then that her mother, brother and uncle strangled her to death and later dumped her body.

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23-year-old Kiran Kohli was killed by her mother. This comes across as a shocking case. Kiran’s mother killed her only because of her outrageous lifestyle. Kiran apparently was addicted to smoking and drinking. She also loved to party till late hours. Her mother made a few attempts to kill her and she tried to poison her food and smother her with a pillow. It was then that she hired her brother to get rid of her daughter; and this is not all.

Every year, the number of these incidents is increasing. Some come to light while others are still shrouded in mystery. Instances like these are countless. The apathy is apparently rampant and shockingly mothers are the culprits this time.