Mumbai: CBI sources said the residence of the Kolkata-based acquaintance of Indrani, who is believed to be a former employee of her husband Peter Mukerjea, was recently searched by the agency team looking for material to corroborate claims of Indrani during her questioning.
The sources claimed the acquaintance had not surfaced in the investigations of Mumbai police and the central agency will dig deep into the new link as it could reveal some new facts about the case and possible motive as well.
They said the suspected involvement of the new lead could open a completely new angle of probe for CBI which is looking at the possible motives behind Sheena's killing.
Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai have been arrested on the charge of murdering Sheena and disposing of her body in a forest in Raigad near Mumbai in April 2012.
24-year-old Sheena, Indrani's daughter from her first marriage, was murdered on 24 April, 2012, and her body was burnt and disposed of the next day.
The Mumbai police had exhumed remains of a body from Raigad forest and later claimed that digital superimposition of the profile of Sheena had matched with the skull recovered from the forest.