A police team investigating the murder of Sheena Bora claimed on Saturday that Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea’s wife Indrani Mukerjea told her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna that if he helps her get rid of Sheena and her brother Mikhail, the two could share Peter’s fortune, reported a leading daily.
According to investigators, this conversation took place in March 2012 and Sheena was murdered the following month.
Police have also been successful in tracing the car used in the alleged abduction and murder of Sheena and for the disposal of body later.
Quoting investigators, the report further added, this conspiracy by Indrani had two motives, killing Sheena and getting Mikhail declared mentally unstable. It’s also believed that a huge part of Mukerjea’s money was kept in Sheena’s bank account that she had later refused to return.
However, the focus has now shifted to the forensic analysis of the skeletal remains found in Raigad district where her body was allegedly dumped three years ago.
“We have sent the bones and other skeletal remains for forensic analysis and are awaiting report,” a police official said.
JJ Hospital had on Saturday handed over to Khar police a few bones it had received from Raigad Police in 2012.
Police are also probing Mikhail Bora’s claim that just hours before Indrani and Sanjeev Khanna met Sheena Bora on April 24, 2012 and took her for what would be the last drive of her life, Indrani had also allegedly drugged her son, Mikhail.
Mikhail has claimed that on the pretext of discussing a property deal, he was given a spiked drink in his hotel room in Worli by Indrani and Sanjeev, who then left to meet and murder Sheena. By the time they came back, the suspicious, groggy Mikhail had fled.
Sanjeev Khanna, the former husband of Indrani has confessed to his complicity, Mumbai Police chief, Rakesh Maria told reporter.
“We interrogated the third accused (Khanna) and he has confessed to complicity in the crime. We have also recovered her (Sheena’s) passport from Dehradun, which negates the theory that Sheena Bora went to the US,” Maria said.