Indrani Mukerjea, facing charges of killing her daughter Sheena Bora, on Tuesday informed a special CBI court that she wants to move a family court to divorce former media baron Peter Mukerjea, also a co-accused in the case, and change her ‘Will’ to donate properties for charity.
Charges were framed in the morning session against Indrani, her husband Peter and former husband Sanjeev Khanna in the sensational murder case by special CBI judge H S Mahajan who fixed the trial to begin on February 1.
In the lunch recess, Indrani made an oral plea seeking permission from the special court to move the family court in suburban Bandra to initiate divorce proceedings against Peter.
She also orally informed the judge that she would like to change her ‘Will’ as she desired to donate her share in the family property to charitable organisations.
The judge told her that she need not take the special court’s permission to file a divorce case or change her Will and was free to take such decisions on her own.
Peter had also come to the court as charges were framed against him but did not talk to Indrani or even greet her. Indrani’s former husband Khanna was also present in the court.
Sheena was murdered on April 24, 2012 and her body burnt and disposed of at a forest in Raigad district on the next day. It is the case of the prosecution that Sheena was strangulated by Indrani in a car while Khanna was holding her.