Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea has told a Mumbai court that she would like to divorce Peter Mukerjea, who, like her, was charged today with the murder of her daughter, Sheena Bora.
The Mukerjeas have been married since 2002; it was the second marriage for both. In 2015, Indrani Mukerjea was arrested after a former driver of hers allegedly confessed to killing Sheena Bora in 2012. At the time, Indrani Mukerjea had told friends and family that Sheena, who she had presented as her younger sister, had moved to the US to study and then work.
That theory did not stick with Rahul Mukerjea, who is Peter’s son, and was engaged to Sheena Bora when she went missing. He has claimed police and Indrani Mukerjea thwarted his push for an investigation into her disappearance.
Along with Peter Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna, who was Indrani’s first husband, has also been accused of killing her. A CBI court in Mumbai today said that the three conspired to kidnap and kill Sheena Bora, and then set her body on fire and destroyed other crucial evidence.
Peter Mukerjea has said that he was not aware that Sheena Bora was his wife’s daughter and not her sister, and has claimed that he had no role in the murder.