In a fresh disclosure in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, main accused Indrani Mukerjea's driver Shyamvar Rai has said he was present when the 24-year-old was strangulated and has now decided to turn an approver in the case.
"Sheena Bora was killed by strangulation. I am aware about the acts connected with commission of the offence. I was a participant in the murder," Rai informed the special CBI court in Mumbai investigating the case.
On Monday, the special court had criticised Thane jail officials for not producing Rai before it. "I will initiate contempt proceedings," special CBI Judge HS Mahajan said while instructing the officials to produce Rai on May 11.
The court also directed Indrani and other accused in the case, her husband Peter Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, to appear for the hearing.
Indrani, Rai and Khanna had allegedly strangled Sheena, Indrani's daughter from earlier relationship, inside a car in April 2012 in a forest outside Mumbai. The ghastly murder, which came to light last August, is allegedly linked to some financial dealings.
The trio - Indrani, Rai, and Khanna - were arrested in August last year and Peter was arrested later in November. According to the CBI, Peter was also involved in the murder conspiracy.