Mumbai | In a twist to the murder of Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea, accused and wife of former CEO of Star India Peter Mukherjea, today confessed before the police that the deceased was her daughter from first husband and not her sister.
Top police sources here said that during interrogation, Ms Mukherjea confessed that deceased Sheena Bora was her daughter from her first husband. To hide her first marriage from Mr Mukherjea, considered one of India’s most influential television executives, she had introduced her to Mr Mukherjea as her younger sister.
Mr Mukherjea and Indrani ‘s second marriage took place in 2002. Son of Mr Mukherjea and Indrani’s daughter were having an affair. When Indrani objected to the relation, her daughter refused to break the relationship. So, she made a plan to kill her and got her body buried in a forest in Raigarh district.
Indrani (43) was arrested yesterday after her driver confessed that he had killed Sheena following his employer’s orders. Sheena studied in St Xavier’s College here and suddenly disappeared in 2012.
In another development, Sanjeev Khanna, former husband of Indrani Mukerjea, was today arrested by Mumbai and Kolkata police for his alleged involvement in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora in 2012. Khanna, a resident of Hastings Road area in the southern part of the city, was arrested from his friend’s flat in Alipore this afternoon for his alleged involvement in the murder of Bora in 2012, Kolkata Police Joint CP (Crime) Pallab Kanti Ghosh said here.
Mumbai Police approached us for help in arresting Khanna who was initially untraceable. Then he was found from his friend’s flat on Pen Road in Alipore area and arrested, Ghosh said. According to Kolkata Police officials, Khanna was grilled by a Mumbai police team for around two hours and on finding discrepancies in his replies, arrested him.
Khanna would be produced at Alipore court tomorrow for transit remand, Ghosh said. Mumbai Police were willing to take him away to Mumbai today but we insisted that they produce Khanna in a local court and seek his transit remand, Ghosh said.
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