Imprisoned former media chief Indrani Mukerjea, accused of killing her daughter Sheena Bora in 2012, has written to the CBI, claiming she is alive and has asked for an investigation, adding a new twist to the sensational case.
Indrani Mukherjea claims she met a female prisoner who told her she had met Sheena Bora in Kashmir, sources referring to the letter sent directly to the CBI say. “She wrote to the CBI, we have no details on what she wrote,” said her lawyer Sana Khan, adding that she will move a formal bail application.
Indrani Mukherjea, 49, has been in jail in Mumbai since 2015. She was arrested for the murder of 25-year-old Sheena Bora, her daughter from her first marriage.
Three months after her arrest, her husband Peter Mukerjea was also arrested on charges of aiding Indrani.
Investigators say Sheena Bora was murdered by Indrani Mukerjea, who was helped by her driver Shyamvar Rai and her second husband Sanjeev Khanna.
Indrani did so because she was furious at Sheena over her relationship with Rahul Mukerjea – Peter Mukerjea’s son from a previous marriage – according to investigators.
The CBI also said Sheena Bora had threatened to expose her mother after a financial dispute between them.
After the murder, Indrani told friends that Sheena – she had claimed to the world that she was her sister – had moved to the United States.
The murder emerged when Indrani Mukherjee’s driver was arrested in a separate case.
Based on the driver’s statement, Sheena’s half – burned body was dug up from a forest near Mumbai.
About 60 witnesses have recorded their statements in the trial, which started in 2017.
While still in prison, Indrani and Peter Mukherjea ended their 17-year relationship and divorced in 2019. Peter Mukherjea was released on bail in 2020.