05/05/2016 3:24 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Peter Wants To Divorce Indrani Mukerjea, Says Lawyer

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Peter Mukerjea's lawyer has claimed that the former media baron is keen to divorce his wife, Indrani, accused of murdering her daughter Sheena Bora.

"Since the beginning of this year conveyed to me the marriage had ended and he was keen to get a divorce, but initiation of the process has been deferred since his bail plea is pending," Mihir Gheewala told The Times of India.

Peter, who is co-accused in the murder case, is in the Arthur Road jail and his second bail plea hearing is underway.

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Meanwhile, at his bail hearing, his other counsel Aabad Ponda reportedly told court that Peter had received over 40 handwritten letters from Indrani in jail, and though Peter had initially replied to her, he had ceased to do so after his arrest. He reportedly only replied to her in January this year on her birthday after she wrote to him that she was dying of a life-threatening illness.

She reportedly claimed in that letter that her ischaemic condition (restriction of blood supply to tissue, causing shortage of oxygen and glucose) had worsened, and that she has been told by doctors that she would slip into coma and die a painless death.

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