In a massive twist to the Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea, former INX media executive has written a letter to CBI, claiming that her daughter is alive. In her letter to CBI Director Subodh Jaiswal, Mukerjea said that Bora is alive and is residing in Jammu-Kashmir, India Today reported. Besides, she has also filed an application before the special CBI court, which is expected to come up for hearing soon.
Indrani Mukherjea claims she met a woman prisoner who told her she had met Sheena Bora in Kashmir, sources say, citing the letter sent directly to the CBI. “She wrote to the CBI, we have no details of what she wrote,” said her lawyer Sana Khan, adding that she will move a formal application for bail.
Indrani Mukerjea has been lodged in Byculla jail in Mumbai. She was arrested in August 2015. Sheena Bora (24) was allegedly strangled to death in a car by Indrani Mukerjea, her then driver Shyamvar Rai and Khanna in April 2012.Bora was born out of Mukerjea’s previous relationship. Her body was burnt and dumped in a forest in the neighboring Raigad district.
After the murder, Indrani told friends that Sheena – she had claimed that she was her sister – had moved to the US. The murder surfaced when Indrani Mukherjee’s driver was arrested in a separate case. Based on the driver’s statement, Sheena’s half-burnt body was dug up from a forest near Mumbai. Some 60 witnesses have recorded their statements in the trial, which started in 2017. While still in jail, Indrani and Peter Mukherjea ended their 17-year relationship and were granted a divorce in 2019. Peter Mukherjea was released on bail in 2020.
Former media baron Peter Mukerjea was also later arrested for allegedly being a part of the murder conspiracy. He is currently out on bail, which was granted by the Bombay High Court. Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea had got married in 2002 and were granted divorce by a family court in Mumbai in October 2019.