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Police probe “honor killing” angle in gripping murder case

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The arrest of a prominent media executive for the murder of her daughter has saturated Indian local media. Indrani Mukerjea was arrested on Wednesday in Mumbai and accused of murdering Sheena Bora. Mukerjea had always introduced Bora as her sister in the elite circles of Mumbai and Delhi, but confessed the true relationship to police. Mukerjea is accused of strangling Bora in 2012, disposing of her body in a forest in western Maharashtra state and setting it alight. Bora had been in a relationship with Mukerjea’s stepson, Rahul Mukerjea. Police believe a motive for the killing was Indrani’s disapproval. “It was an honor killing because Sheena was having an affair with Rahul, which was not liked by Indrani,” deputy police commissioner Dhananjay Kulkarni told AFP. “The prima facie evidence suggests this was the reason for the murder.” While the relationship may have been a source of tension, several outlets also reported the motive may have been financial.

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