Indrani Mukerjea, the jailed former media executive accused of murdering her daughter Sheena Bora in 2012, has written to the CBI claiming she is alive and requesting an investigation, bringing a peculiar new twist to the storey.
According to reports, Indrani Mukherjea alleges she encountered a lady prisoner who told her she had seen Sheena Bora in Kashmir, citing a letter addressed directly to the CBI director. Sana Khan, her lawyer, said today, “She wrote to the CBI, we have no information of what she wrote,” adding that she will file a formal application for release.
Indrani Mukherjea, 49, has been incarcerated in Mumbai’s Byculla prison since 2015. She was arrested for the murder of Sheena Bora, her first marriage’s daughter, whom she had mistook for her sister for years.
Peter Mukerjea, her now ex-husband, was arrested three months after she was detained on charges of assisting Indrani.
Sources say investigators aren’t taking her recent claim seriously.
Sheena Bora was allegedly murdered by Indrani Mukerjea, who was assisted by her driver Shyamvar Rai and her second husband Sanjeev Khanna, according to investigators.
According to the CBI, who took over the case in late 2015 after months of inquiry by the Mumbai police, Indrani did it because she was upset with Sheena over her relationship with Rahul Mukerjea, Peter Mukerjea’s son from a previous marriage.
Sheena Bora allegedly threatened to expose her mother after the two had a financial disagreement, according to the CBI.
Indrani allegedly told everyone after the murder that Sheena had moved to the United States.
Indrani Mukherjee’s driver was arrested in a separate case three years later, bringing the murder to light.
Sheena’s half-burnt body was dug up from a forest near Mumbai, according to the driver’s account.
In the trial, which began in 2017, more than 60 witnesses have given their testimony.
Indrani and Peter Mukherjea broke their 17-year relationship while still in prison, and were granted a divorce in 2019. In the year 2020, Peter Mukherjea was granted bail.