Indrani Mukerjea
Indrani Mukerjea, a media executive, who is accused of killing her daughter Sheena Bora Photo posted by Indrani Mukerjea on Facebook

Indian media mogul Peter Mukerjea was arrested in connection with the murder of his stepdaughter on 19 November. Sheena Bora's body was found near a forest in Mumbai in May 2012, one month after she went missing.

The former CEO of Rupert Murdoch's Star India has been charged with murder and criminal conspiracy, according to reports in the Indian media. He has also been been accused of destroying evidence and lying to protect his wife, Indrani Mukerjea, who is the main suspect in the murder case.

Mrs Mukherjea is Bora's mother. Her former husband and driver have also been arrested in connection with the murder. Sources have alleged that the driver told police Mrs Mukerjea planned her daughter's murder and got her former husband involved. Judicial custody of the three main accused is said to have been extended until 3 December.

According to India's federal investigation agency, there is now enough evidence to suggest that Mr Mukerjea knew about the murder. The media tycoon has been put into custody for three days after allegations of "inconsistencies" in this statements.

It is alleged that the 24-year-old murder victim was strangled before her body was burned and discarded in the forest. The murder case sparked widespread attention across India in August 2015 as it was revealed that the victim was Peter Mukerjea's stepdaughter, and not his sister-in-law as had previously been suggested.

Peter Mukerjea told Indian broadcaster NDTV earlier this year that he was unaware Bora was his wife's daughter, but that he also found it "hard to process" that Mrs Mukerjea killed her. He told the media that he was under the impression that Bora was his wife's sister and that she had moved to the United States after living with them for some time.