Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the murder of her firstborn child Sheena Bora, briefly fainted in court on Sunday while younger daughter Vidhie wept as the magistrate allowed them to meet on the court premises.

    Besides allowing the emotional meeting, the court extended till September 5 the police custody of INX media co-founder Indrani and her two accomplices — Kolkata-based former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai — who were arrested this August for the gruesome murder of Sheena three years ago.

    Police pressed against Indrani the additional charge of attempting to kill Sheena’s sibling, Guwahati-based Mikhail Bora, following his allegation that their mother gave him a spiked drink on the day of the murder.

    Indrani, the wife of former media baron Peter Mukerjea, briefly fainted in the Bandra courtroom as the public prosecutor argued that their custody be further extended.

    The public prosecutor said investigators suspect the involvement of some others outside Maharashtra in the 2012 murder and so more interrogation of the accused trio was required.

    Read: Attempt to kill Mikhail added to charges in Sheena murder case

    Police still chased the motive behind Sheena’s murder and were trying to ascertain where the accused dumped the 24-year-old victim’s clothes, mobile phone and other belongings after the killing.

    Khanna’s lawyer argued that police were only awaiting the reports of the forensic tests and there was no need to extend his police custody. He could be sent to judicial custody instead.

    Indrani’s lawyers that alleged police were using pressure tactics such as manhandling her in custody to force a confession from her.

    Her lawyers wondered if there was anything more to ask since she had been interrogated for around 90 hours following her arrest on August 25. But investigators have contended that she and the other two accused have clammed up and not cooperating with the investigation.

    Indrani is accused of strangling Sheena in a car with the help of Khanna and the driver. Her body was later set on fire and buried in a forest in Raigad district on April 24, 2012.

    Police have found some of the skeletal remains after the driver, who was arrested on August 21 for keeping an unlicenced firearm, took officers to the secret burial site.

    (With inputs from agencies)

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Kushal and Gauhar locked themselves in the loo: Vivek Mishra

Golden girl Gauahar is having a bad day at Bigg Boss. Man down?


The Bigg Boss house and viewers are speculating about the ‘cozy moments’ between Tanisha and Armaan Kohli, but the latest contestant to be evicted — yoga guru Vivek Mishra, says that much more is happening between Kushal Tandon and Gauhar Khan.

“Armaan and Tanisha are just friends. Sometimes when two friends come close to each other, there is physical interaction which may not be derogatory,” he says, adding, “Do you know when Gauhar had fainted during a task, she said she wanted to vomit and Kushal had taken her inside the loo. They were locked inside for fifteen minutes. We were wondering why she didn’t take a girl with her,” he says.

Mishra, who took digs at Armaan and Kushal while referring to their personal lives, says that it was just a coincidence that he happened to know about both Kushal and Armaan’s partners.

“Armaan is living in with Tanya Kapoor. She’s an old friend, who had tried her stint in acting. She’s a divorcee and has been living in with Armaan for a while.” Mishra says that she had asked him to see what was happening between Armaan and Tanisha. “She was a bit worried. Initially my vision was coloured by Kamya and Pratyusha, who made me believe that there is something cooking. But later, I understood that Armaan and Tanisha are just friends. There is nothing between them,” he says.

About naming Kushal’s ex-girlfriend, Candy Brar, during a fight, he says, “He and Candy were dating. Kushal is a violent person. Woh maarta peetta tha. I had met him through Candy a few times. But in the house he completely denied ever having met me,” he adds.

Kushal in trouble
After a fight breaks out between Kushal and Tanisha, where he accuses her of pushing him, Kushal calls her a flop actor and threatens to leave the house if no action is taken against her. He then scales the wall and leaves. He is later brought back and subsequently nominated for eviction.

 

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