Sheena murder: probe into mismatch of bone samples

Updated - September 02, 2016 02:59 pm IST

Published - September 23, 2015 12:23 am IST - MUMBAI:

The Mumbai police said on Tuesday that they had initiated a probe into the latest twist in the Sheena Bora murder case — the forensic results of the bone samples exhumed from Pen in Raigad recently and the bone samples sent by the Raigad police in 2012 not matching.

Sheena’s mother Indrani Mukerjea and two others are accused of murdering Sheena and subsequently dumping the body in the forests of Raigad.

Doctors at the BYL Nair Hospital, who conducted the forensic tests on the samples, submitted a report to the Khar police last week expressing the suspicion that the samples received could have got mixed up and may not belong to the victim.

The Pen police station in Raigad, which did not register a case upon finding the remains, later suspected to be Sheena’s, sent a right humerus, two teeth, a burnt skin patch and strands of hair to JJ Hospital in 2012. But the forensic team of Nair Hospital, which later examined these samples, found that the bone samples did not match.

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