NEW DELHI -- A forensic team has confirmed that the remains of a body found in Raigad forest are those of 24-year-old Sheena Bora, who was allegedly murdered by her mother Indrani Mukerjea, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, and driver, Shyamvar Rai.
Bora's remains were found in Raigad forest, 84 kilometers from Mumbai after a tip off from Mukerjea's driver.
Police arrested Indrani Mukerjea, her driver and former husband in August.
Bora was allegedly strangled, her body stored overnight, and then burned and dumped in Raigad forest.
Tests have confirmed that Bora was strangled. DNA tests conducted on her remains, a skull and some bones in September had confirmed that they were Sheena Bora's. Since then, the case has been handed over to CBI who asked AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences to conduct forensic tests.
According to NDTV, a DNA test revealed a match between a blood sample from Mukerjea and Bora's bone marrow. By aid of 3D imaging, results of the definitive match were achieved.
Another test concluded that Bora was five feet three inches tall and the"possible or probable cause of death" was strangling, according to NDTV sources.
Rai, the driver, recorded his statement before a Mumbai court today.
"The court recorded Rai's statement under the provisions of Section 164 of Criminal Procedure Code, which unlike a police statement is admissible in court," a CBI official said today.
The official added that the statement will be sent to the trial judge by the Magistrate who will unseal it and give copies to the lawyers. "We don't know the contents of the statement as it was recorded in-camera," he said.
Earlier, Rai had told the court that he wanted to 'reveal the truth' about the case.
The three suspects are likely to produced in the court on Thursday since their judicial custody expires on November 20.
Mukerjea was recently hospitalised after her platelet count dipped drastically. However, doctors at the JJ Hospital in Mumbai had made it clear that she had not contracted dengue.
In October, Mukerjea was taken to hospital in an unconscious state, fuelling speculation that she had overdosed on anti-depressant drugs. But a probe ruled out the possibility of drug overdose, poisoning or suicide bid. She was sent back to jail.
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