Indrani & Peter

MUMBAI (TIP): Sheena Bora (born Sheena Das-Bora) was an executive working for Mumbai Metro One based in Mumbai.

She was daughter of media executive Indrani Mukerjea and Siddhartha Das, a Kolkata-based executive (unconfirmed reports).

Indrani had introduced Sheena & Mikhail as her siblings and not children to the world. Just last week, she revealed during interrogation that Sheena was her daughter, and not her sister.

Sheena Bora’s brother was Mikhail Bora. Sheena was reportedly dating and was in cohabitation with Rahul Mukerjea who also happened to be her step-brother (son of Peter Mukerjea).

Sheena went missing on 24 April, 2012 and was never found again.

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In August, 2015 Mumbai Police arrested her mother Indrani Mukerjea, her stepfather Sanjeev Khanna and her mother’s driver Shyamvar Pinturam Rai (Shyam Rai) for allegedly abducting Sheena Bora, killing her and burning her dead-body. Whilst Rai and Khanna  confessed to the crime, Indrani had maintained that Sheena Bora is alive and is in USA.

Indrani’s past


As per Indrani’s last week’s  statements which were revealed during interrogation, that Sheena was her daughter, and not her sister, and that she was born out of incest between her and Sheena’s father. Media Reports indicate that Indrani’s father molested her, and abandoned the family when she was young.

However, Upendra Kumar Bora has claimed that Indrani Mukerjea is his daughter and not step-daughter. “Indrani is my daughter,” Zee News reported him saying. This is strange because earlier reports claimed that Sheena was the daughter of incest between Indrani’s mother and her brother Upendra Kumar Bora.

Siddhartha Das is now being considered the father of Sheena and Mikhael Bora. However, he is not Sheena’s incestous father: “I was never married to Indrani Mukerjea. Both children were born out of wedlock. We were in a live-in relationship,” he told Times Now. Siddhartha said that Indrani left him in 1989. “After that, I never met her,” Siddhartha said. “I feel very bad for Sheena. I will cooperate with police. I am also ready to go for a DNA test to prove that I am biological father of Sheena and Mikhail,” Das said.

It was also “speculated” that Mikhail’s biological father is a Kolkata based Bengali businessman. Allegedly Indrani was in cohabitation with this anonymous businessman around 1990 when Mikhail Bora was born. Duo later split up before Indrani got married to Sanjeev Khanna.

Indrani Mukerjea got married the second (or third) time to Sanjeev Khanna and the couple had a daughter Vidhie Khanna from the marriage. In 2001 they moved to Mumbai. And, in 2002, Indrani and Sanjeev Khanna too split up and fought a bitter custody battle for Vidhie Khanna. Indrani Mukerjea won the custody battle and shifted Vidhie to the United Kingdom.

In 2002, Indrani met Peter Mukerjea and moved in with him while awaiting her divorce from Sanjeev Khanna. In November 2002, Indrani married Peter Mukerjea. After this marriage Vidhie Khanna moved in with the Mukerjeas and took the Mukerjea name.

In 2005 Indrani introduced her children, Sheena Bora and Mikhail Bora, to Peter as her younger siblings. In 2006 Sheena Bora also moved in with the Mukerjeas.

Sheena and RahulDuring her initial days in Mumbai, Sheena got introduced to Rahul Mukerjea (her step-brother and son of Peter Mukerjea) and the duo had romantic relationship leading to cohabitation from 2009 to 2012. Allegedly, Indrani did not approve of the relationship.

On 24 Apr 2012, Sheena took leave of absence and while she was on leave, she “sent in her written resignation”. On the same day, Rahul Mukerjea received a breakup SMS from Sheena’s phone.

Sheena was never seen after 24 April 2012.

The Plot & Investigation

Indrani’s driver, Shyamvar Pinturam Rai, confessed that he, Indrani and Khanna ganged up on Sheena and strangled her in a in 2012.

A day later, Sheena’s body is burned and dumped.

In a major development on Tuesday, September 1, Indrani Mukerjea admitted to murdering Sheena Bora. Indrani had earlier maintained that Sheena had gone to the United States for higher studies and hence a missing First Information Report was never filed.

This is for the first time since her arrest she is admitting the crime. According to Mumbai police sources, Indrani was grilled for over 110 hours since her arrest last week.

Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria himself interrogated her and other accused.

All three accused in the case are in  police custody for further investigation till September 5.

On September 2, Peter Mukerjea was questioned for about 12 hours on the murder of his step-daughter Sheena Bora. Mr. Mukerjea met his wife for the first time since her arrest on August 24 for the murder of Sheena Bora, the daughter she had always introduced to everybody as her sister.

Ms. Mukerjea, the police say, was entrenched in an alleged financial battle with her daughter; the money they fought over was allegedly linked to the INX Media Group, co-founded in 2007 by Ms Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea.

News agency PTI reports that Peter and Indrani Mukerjea were interrogated together. The police want Peter Mukerjea to reveal information about his wife’s business dealings. In 2009, the Mukerjeas sold their stake in the INX broadcasting group, tailgated by reports of embezzlement.

Peter Mukerjea was in the UK when Ms. Bora was allegedly strangled in a hired car by her mother, driver and step father Sanjeev Khanna, according to the police. The corpse was kept overnight in Mr Mukerjea’s garage, then driven to a forest the next morning where it was set on fire. The Mukerjea residence and garage were searched by the police on September 3.

Mr. Mukerjea & Indrani are still being questioned in this developing story.