Timeline: Sheena Bora murder case

Check out all major events from 2012 to 2021 related to the Sheena Bora murder case.

Recently the news of former media executive Indrani Mukerjea, accused of killing her daughter Sheena Bora in 2012, claims to CBI that Sheena is alive, which has brought an unexpected twist in the case. But it’s not the first time a change of story has been reported in this matter.

Here’s a complete timeline of the Sheena Bora murder case to make things clear.


May 23, 2012: In Pen, Raigad district, Police finds a body in a burnt and decomposed state.

August 25, 2015: Indrani Mukherjea, her mother, gets arrested by Mumbai Police.

August 26, 2015: Indrani’s ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, gets arrested in Kolkata.

August 30, 2015: Indrani, Sanjeev, and Shyam are taken to pen to recreate the crime scene.

September 1, 2015: Siddhartha Das confesses that to be Sheena’s father.

September 3, 2015: Indrani claims to be a part of the conspiracy mentioning that she did not participate in the killing and only accompanied Sanjeev in the car. She also claims that Sanjeev strangulated Sheena with a stole while she sat next to him.

September 10, 2015: Cops find a threat email sent by Indrani to Sheena and Mikhail to disinherit them from the property and to stop their monthly payouts.

September 18, 2015: Case gets transferred to CBI by Maharashtra government.

September 30, 2015: CBI lodges FIR against Indrani, Sanjeev, and Shyam for the murder.

October 2, 2015: Indrani Mukherjea gets admitted in JJ Hospital, Mumbai after an overdose of antidepressants.

November 19, 2015:  CBI files charge sheets against Indrani, ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and Shyamvar Rai and arrests Peter Mukerjea.

October 21, 2016: CBI files a second supplementary charge sheet in a special CBI court in Mumbai.

December 19, 2016: CBI begins to argue on the framing of charges against the accused in court.

January 17, 2017: Peter and Indrani are charged with murder and conspiracy while the trial gets scheduled to begin on February 1, 2017. Indrani also tells the court that she wished for divorce from Peter.

June 24, 2017: Indrani protests the death of inmate Manju Govind Shette, who was allegedly beaten to death by a woman constable, along with 200 other women.

November 2017: Indrani alleges that Peter killed Sheena to which Peter, responds saying she was “playing the victim card to escape the charges. She later says it was due to inadvertent stress.

April, 2018: Indrani is hospitalized in Mumbai’s JJ Hospital while her P.A. Kajal Sharma confesses that Indrani made her forge Sheena’s signature on resignation papers that were sent to Mumbai Metro One after she was murdered.

April 23, 2018: Indrani tells the court that she fears for her life.

December 8, 2018: CBI alleges that Peter Mukerjea was one of the major conspirators in the Sheena Bora murder case.

October 3, 2019: Indrani Mukerjea, Sheena’s mother, and Peter Mukerjea, alleged conspirator, get divorced.

March 20, 2020: Peter Mukerjea comes out of the Arthur Road prison on bail after spending over four years in jail.

July 24, 2021: Special CBI court rejects Indrani’s bail plea and says that it appeared that she played an active role in abducting, murdering, and disposing of her daughter Sheena Bora with other accused.

August 17, 2021: CBI informs a special court in Mumbai about the closure of a further probe into this murder case.

December 16, 2021: Indrani claims Sheena Bora to be alive and asks CBI to probe.