The wife of a media tycoon, Peter Mukerjea, Indrani Mukerjea made her 15 years of marriage with her second husband pretty normal. But what she was hiding was really shocking. She introduced her daughter, Sheena Bora from her first partner as her daughter to her entire family. And due to reasons unknown, Indrani murdered Sheena in the outskirts of Mumbai with the help of her first husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver. She got caught two years after the incident and investigations are still under way.
The death of Sunanda Pushkar, MP Shashi Tharoor's wife is one of the most mysterious high profile deaths to have happened. On 17th January, 2014, Pushkar was found dead in her room at the Leela Palace hotel in Delhi. While it is largely believed that her death was a suicide, some even claim that her husband was behind the murder.
Aarushi murder case: On May 16, 2008, Aarushi Talwar, a 14-year-old Class IX student of Delhi Public School in Noida and the daughter of a successful dentist couple, was found dead with her throat slit in her parents' home at Jalvayu Vihar in [Noida, Uttar Pradesh]. Suspicion immediately fell on the f-wing the trail of blood, Noida police found the dead body of the missing domestic help, Hemraj, on the terrace.
Aarushi's parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were accused of murder, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence.
The death of media tycoon, Ponty Chadha remains extremely mysterious. But, it is largely believed that a property dispute between Ponty Chadha and his brother Harpreet led to a showdown at the former's farmhouse in New Delhi in which both brothers were killed. His personal security guard was charged with culpible homicide due to his role in the murders
One of the biggest stars of the early 90s, Divya Bharti died under mysterious circumstances in the ripe age of 19 in 1993. Bharti fell to her death in a building in Versova, Mumbai. Varying versions of her death exist - some say she commuted suicide while others claim the hand of the underworld and her husband Sajid Nadiadwala had a hand in pushing her off the building.
In 1997, music dynamo Gulshan Kumar was killed outside a temple in Mumbai. The police claimed that Nadeem from music duo Nadeem-Shravan had contracted a killer to kill Kumar. In 2001, Vinod Jagtap also known as Raja admitted to have killed Kumar and was sentenced with life imprisonment
Juhi Prasad Murder: Twenty-five-year-old Juhi, the legal officer of a private firm, was found burnt to death under mysterious circumstances while her fiancee Nimesh Sinha (27) suffered minor burns at Nimesh's rented flat in Salunkhe Vihar in Pune on October 13, 2011.
It appears as though Juhi Prasad was set to flames by her boyfriends ex-girlfriend Anushree. The investigation is still on as the ex girlfriend is absconding without a trace.
Scarlett Murder case: The murder of 15-year-old British tourist Scarlett in Goa literally rocked one of India's most famous tourist destinations. Scarlett's severely bruised naked body was found in Goa's Anjuna beach. At first the Goa police dismissed it as a drowning death, but her mother fought to have the case re-examined and the second autopsy showed the death was homicidal. Two locals, Placido Carvalho alias Shanaboy and a drug dealer and barman Samson D'Souza, were arrested in connection with Scarlett's murder and were charged with drugging, raping and leaving Scarlett to die on the shore. The case was handed over to the CBI. But today the two accused are out on bail and face much weaker charges of destroying evidence and administering drugs. Such offences usually carry a maximum penalty of 8 years in prison.
Shehla Masood Murder: Shehla Masood, RTI activist was shot dead outside her residence in Bhopal had written to Union environmental minister Jayanti Natrajan on Jul 25 against a collector who was allowing illegal mining. The 32-year-old activist was shot dead in broad daylight in front of her house on August 16 this year and the CBI had taken over the case three weeks after the murder. It still remains unsolved.
Adnan Patrawala (16), son of a Mumbai businessman, Aslam Patrawala, was killed in August, 2007, by three young men, who befriended him through Orkut. They kidnapped Adnan, asked his parents for a ransom of Rs 2 crore but on realizing that the news of the kidnap was being broadcasted on national TV, they panicked, killed him and deserted his body in the marshes at Navi Mumbai. In August 2010, Dylan Dias, a witness in Adnan Patrawala murder case deposed before a Sessions Court that he had overheard discussion of the accused allegedly hatching the conspiracy. According to prosecution, on the day of the alleged incident, Patrawala had taken his father's Skoda car and left for an undisclosed location after receiving a call from a friend and later the ransom call was made to his father. All three suspects Sujith Nair (28), Ayush Bhat (19), and Himmesh Ambavat (18), confessed to killing Adnan by strangling him and have been arrested for kidnapping and murder charges.
Anupama Gulati Murder: 37-year old Rajesh Gulati, a software engineer strangled his wife to death on October 17, 2010, over a petty issue and then cut her body into small pieces everyday for two months before he was arrested at his residence.
The accused, Rajesh Gulati, confessed to his crime and landed behind bars. He was produced before a local court and remanded to police custody for further investigations.
Ishrat Jahan Shamim Raza was gunned down in Ahmedabad in June 2004 in a police encounter along with three others. The police alleged that all four were connected with the Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and operatives involved in a plot to assassinate the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi.
A judicial probe in September 2009 said it was a 'fake encounter' by the police and executed in cold blood and proved the victims innocent.
The report also stated that senior police officers, including then city police commissioner K.R. Kaushik, wanted to impress Modi, get promotion and secure their positions.
Jessica Lall (1965-1999) was a model in Delhi, who was working as a celebrity barmaid at a crowded socialite party when she was shot dead on 29 April 1999. Dozens of witnesses pointed to Manu Sharma, the son of Venod Sharma, a wealthy and influential Congress -nominated MP from Haryana, as the murderer. In the ensuing trial, Manu Sharma and a number of others were acquitted on 21 February 2006.
In the ensuing trial, Manu Sharma and a number of others were acquitted on 21 February 2006. Following intense media and public pressure, the prosecution appealed and the Delhi High Court conducted proceedings on a fast track with daily hearings conducted over 25 days. The trial court judgment was overturned, and Manu Sharma was found guilty of having murdered Jessica Lall. He was sentenced to life imprisonment on 20 December 2006.