Sheena Bora is alive, search for her in Kashmir, asserts Indrani Mukerjea


Guwahati: In yet another twist to the Sheena Bora murder case, accused Indrani Mukerjea has told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that her daughter is alive and the agency should look for her in Kashmir.

Mukerjea has written a letter to the director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) stating that  her daughter Sheena Bora is alive.

In her letter, she wrote that she recently came across a woman in prison who said she met Sheena Bora in Kashmir. Hence, she has asked the CBI to look for Sheena Bora in Kashmir.

Apart from the letter, she has also moved an application before the special CBI court, which is likely to come up for hearing soon.

Indrani Mukerjea has been lodged in Byculla jail in Mumbai since her arrest in 2015 in the Sheena Bora murder case. Her bail application was rejected by the Bombay High Court last month and she is likely to approach the Supreme Court through her lawyer Sana Khan soon.

The Sheena Bora murder case came to light when Indrani Mukerjea’s driver Shyamvar Rai was caught with a gun. During his interrogation, he revealed that he was involved in another case and had allegedly witnessed a murder.

Indrani had left her two children, Sheena and Mikhail, with her parents in Guwahati as she moved to Mumbai where she married Peter Mukerjea, a media executive. Having seen her photograph in a magazine, Sheena Bora had followed her to Mumbai, according to Mumbai police and CBI.

Sheena, Indrani’s first-born daughter was reportedly blackmailing her mother to get a house in Mumbai. She later suddenly vanished in 2012.

After her disappearance, Rahul Mukerjea, Peter’s son from his first marriage who had fallen in love with Sheena, tried to find her but was told that she had moved out of the country.

The case came to light in 2015 as Indrani Mukerjea’s driver was Shyamvir Rai was caught with a gun, who revealed during interrogation that he had witnessed another murder. He revealed that Sheena Bora was strangulated by Indrani Mukerjea who had, in 2012, introduced her daughter as her sibling.

Investigating agencies alleged that Sheena was strangulated and her body was disposed of in neighbouring Raigad district. They said that they were able to recover Sheena’s remains but Indrani has refuted the claims.

After Indrani’s arrest, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna was also caught for allegedly helping her with the murder and disposing of the evidence. Peter Mukerjea was also arrested by the CBI for being part of the conspiracy but was granted bail in 2020. Peter and Indrani Mukerjea got divorced during the trial.