Sheena Bora murder probe: Murky details surface

RSTV Bureau
Mumbai : A file photo of Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter Mukerjea.  Photo - PTI

Mumbai : A file photo of Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter Mukerjea.
Photo – PTI

A day after Mumbai police revealed the role played by former media baron Peter Mukherjea’s wife Indrani Mukherjea in killing her daughter Sheena, more murky details have emerged in the ongoing probe.

On Wednesday, Mumbai police arrested Indrani Mukherjea and her second husband Sanjeev Khanna for further questioning. They have been accused of killing 24-year-old Sheena, who is Indrani’s daughter from her first marriage. Sanjeev Khanna was arrested in Kolkata while Indrani was taken into custody at the Khar police station in Mumbai.

Mumbai police also questioned Peter Mukherjea and his son from his first marriage, Rahul Mukherjea. Rahul has already been questioned twice and has reportedly revealed that he was having an affair with Sheena which Peter and especially Indrani, did not approve of. He also said that two years ago on April 23, 2012, Sheena mysteriously disappeared. Two days later he received an SMS from Sheena’s phone, that said she was breaking up with him. Police too suspects that Sheena’s phone was being used and kept alive even after Sheena was killed. Rahul also alleged that on inquiring about Sheena, he was told by Indrani that she was sent off to the US for higher studies.

A web of lies and intriguing relationships has emerged in the case. It has now been established that Sheena was Indrani’s daughter and not her sister. All these years, Indrani claimed that Sheena was her sister, a truth Peter was allegedly unaware of. Peter claimed that he was told by Indrani that Sheena and Mikhail were her siblings.

“I have never experienced anything like this before. The news I am getting, the kind of crime that has been committed, I would have never expected. Whatever help, information, police need, I am happy to help them with that….(Sheena’s disappearance) is something I am finding out now. I was told that Sheena has gone to the US,” said Peter.

Mumbai police is probing all angles in the case including ‘honour killing’ to figure out the real motive in the murder.

Meanwhile, Indrani’s son and Sheena’s brother, Mikhail has claimed that he knew the real reason behind the murder. He says he will disclose it soon after Indrani has confessed.

“I have no doubt my mother Indrani killed my sister Sheena Bora,” Mikhail said on Wednesday.

Indrani has been taken to an undisclosed location to be questioned by the Mumbai police. She was arrested on Wednesday and produced before the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate court, which remanded her in police custody till August 31.

The police claim that they got a massive lead in the case after Indrani’s driver was arrested and confessed to Sheena’s murder and Indrani’s role in it.

According to the police, Sheena was murdered on April 24, 2012 and her body was burnt and dumped in Raigad district.

(With inputs from PTI)