- Indrani Mukherjee, 49, has been in prison in Mumbai since 2015. She was arrested for the murder of 25-year-old Sheena Bora, her daughter from her first marriage.
NEW DELHI: Indrani Mukherjee, accused of Sheena Bora murder case, has told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that her daughter is alive and the agency should look for her in Kashmir.
In a letter, Indrani— wrote that she recently came across a woman in prison who said she met Sheena Bora in Kashmir, India Today reported. Mukherjee also moved an application before the special CBI court, which is likely to come up for hearing soon.
Indrani Mukherjee, 49, has been in prison 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 Mukherjee was also arrested on charges of helping Indrani.
Investigators say Sheena Bora was murdered by Indrani, who was helped by her driver Shyamvar Rai and her second husband Sanjeev Khanna.
Indrani did it because she was enraged with Sheena over her relationship with Rahul Mukherjee – Peter Mukherjee’s son from an earlier 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 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 Mukherjee ended their 17-year relationship and were granted a divorce in 2019. Peter Mukherjee was released on bail in 2020.