Mumbai: The investigation in the Sheena Bora murder mystery, which has gripped public imagination, continues to roll through the dark alleys and is taking new turn with each passing day.
In the latest twist to the case, Sheena’s mother Indrani Mukerjea and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna accused each other for the crime as the Mumbai police grilled them at Khar Police Station yesterday, the PTI reported quoting a police official.
The police said that both Indrani and Khanna were trying to dodge the questions by giving evasive replies, the PTI added.
Sheena, daughter of high-profile TV tycoon Peter Mukerjea’s wife Indrani, was allegedly murdered in 2012 and her was body disposed of in Raigad district. Sheena’s brother Mikhail has meanwhile claimed that after killing Sheena, Indrani had also plotted to kill him but he managed to escape in spite of the fact that he had been drugged by the two.
The police is probing Mikhail’s claims.
On Saturday, police said the death threats apprehended by Sheena’s brother Mikhail Bora were genuine and he was in Mumbai around April 24, 2012 when his sister was killed.
Living up to his claims, he provided some evidences to the investigators, which Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria said were being verified. Meanwhile, the car in which Sheena Bora was allegedly killed was yesterday traced, while questions cropped up about a cover-up by police in not registering a case of murder or accidental death three years back when a partially-burnt body, believed to be hers, was found.
“We have traced the car. The car had changed many hands in three years and we are yet to recover it,” said a senior police official.
Police said they will be taking the three arrested accused to Raigad district to recreate the crime scene. The police also sought call data records of the three accused.
The blood and hair samples of Indrani and Mikhail Bora have also been collected and sent to Forensic Science Laboratory and the report is expected in three to four days.
According to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, who is personally involved in the grilling of the accused, Khanna had confessed to his complicity in the murder.
On Friday, the police also briefly questioned Indrani’s husband and former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea.
While seeking Khanna’s custody, police had contended in the remand plea that Indrani, her driver and Khanna abducted Sheena in a car and took her to a forest in Pen tehsil where they strangulated her and burnt the body.