Ex-media baron Peter Mukherjea has agreed to grant divorce to wife Indrani, the prime accused in Sheena Bora murder case, her lawyer informed on Monday.
The divorce procedure may take some time as both are in jail, a lawyer representing Indrani in the murder case told reporters outside a Mumbai court.
“We have received a reply through registered post from Peter’s lawyer and they have agreed to divorce by mutual consent,” she said.
When contacted, a lawyer from Peter Mukerjea’s side said on the condition of anonymity that a reply was sent to Indrani’s notice, and “we are working on the terms of the divorce”.
Stating that the marriage had “irretrievably broken down”, Indrani had sent a divorce notice to Peter Mukerjea in April this year.
Both Indrani and Peter are facing trial in the murder case of Sheena Bora. Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, was killed in April 2012, according to the investigators, reports TOI.
The murder came to light in August 2015 when the Mukerjeas’ former driver Shyamvar Rai spilled the beans when he was arrested in another case.
According to the Central Bureau of Investigation the killing was the fall-out of a financial dispute.