Sheena Bora, the daughter of Indrani Mukerjea who ran INX Media with husband Peter Mukerjea, may well be alive. In a twist in the case of alleged murder, accused Indrani Mukerjea has told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that her daughter is alive and the agency should look for her in Kashmir.
In a letter, Indrani Mukerjea wrote that she had recently come across a woman in prison who said she met Sheena Bora in Kashmir. The mother also moved an application before the special CBI court, which is likely to come up for hearing soon.
Indrani Mukerjea is lodged in Mumbai’s Byculla jail since her arrest in 2015. Her bail application was rejected by the Bombay High Court last month and she is likely to approach the Supreme Court through her lawyer Sana Khan soon.
The favourite murder mystery of gossipmongers, which had rocked the country, came to light when Mukerjea’s driver Shyamvar Rai was caught with a gun. While being interrogated, he revealed that he was involved in another case and had allegedly witnessed a homicide.
Sheena Bora was Indrani Mukerjea’s daughter from an earlier relationship. The 24-year-old was allegedly strangled to death in a car by Indrani Mukerjea, Rai and Mukerjea’s ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna in April 2012 over a financial dispute, according to the prosecution. Her body was burnt in a forest in neighbouring Raigad district. The story surfaced in 2015 following the arrest of Rai in another case and led to the arrest Indrani Mukerjea and Khanna.
In a supplementary charge sheet, the CBI said former media baron Peter Mukerjea had known about his wife Indrani Mukerjea’s plan to murder Sheena Bora. In the charge sheet, the investigating agency has alleged that, contrary to his claims, Peter knew about the plot and was even kept in the loop during the disposal of the body. It has made Sheena’s brother Mikhail Bora a witness in the case. Mikhail had not been mentioned in the previous charge sheets.