CHENNAI: Indrani Mukherjea, the former media executive arrested for killing her daughter Sheena Bora in 2012, walks out of Byculla Jail on Friday a day after she was granted bail by Special CBI court on Rs 2 lakh surety.
"I am very happy," she says.
"I am just going home...Empathy and forgiveness...I have forgiven all the people who have hurt me. I have learned a lot in the jail," said Indrani Mukherjea after leaving from Byculla Jail earlier this evening.
"We are granting bail to Indrani Mukerjea. 6.5 years is too long a time," said the court on Thursday.
Sheena Bora (24) was killed in April 2012, but the crime came to light three years later with the arrest of Shyamvar Rai, Indrani's former driver, for illegal possession of weapon on August 21, 2015.
Rai told the police during the interrogation that he knew of a murder that had taken place in April 2012.
She strangulated her daughter Sheena in a car with the help of her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, Rai claimed.
Four days later, the police arrested Indrani. They also arrested Khanna, her former husband. Indrani maintained that she was being falsely implicated in the case.
Mumbai Police claimed that the body of Bora was buried in a forest in neighbouring Raigad district the next day.
The body had been found in a decomposed state a month after the murder but remained unidentified for three years till Rai's alleged disclosure, the police said.
The case was transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in September 2015. In November 2015, the CBI arrested Peter Mukerjea for allegedly being part of the conspiracy.