Police are suspecting that he might have made them the anonymous call to inform about Sheena’s murder.
Sheena Bora’s brother Mikhail knew that she was going to be murdered. According to sources Mikhail was blackmailing his mother Indrani Mukherjee for money but when she refused to pay him money he divulged all the facts three years after Sheena’a murder incident. Mikhail had forwarded Sheena’s resignation letter to Mumbai Metro One 13 days after her death. He also had sent a letter to Sheena’a landlord for cancelling the lease of her rental apartment. Mikhail kept in operation Sheena’s Linkedin profile till two weeks ago. Police are suspecting that he might have made them the anonymous call to inform about Sheena’s murder. They are probing this matter further.
The Mumbai Police will slap fresh charges of attempt to murder against Indrani Mukerjea, her second husband Sanjeev Khanna and the driver for allegedly trying to kill Mikhail. Officials in the investigating team, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the Indrani and Khanna had called Mikhail to Mumbai in the last week of April in 2012 and kept him at a hotel at Worli.
They said that Mukerjea and Khanna had called him to Mumbai for settling some family issues and served him some soft drinks in a hotel which was laced with sleeping medicines. Leaving him at the hotel, Mukerjea, Khanna and driver Shyam Rai allegedly murdered Sheena on April 24, the officials said, adding that when the trio returned, Mikhail had fled. Mikhail said he had regained consciousness and fled the hotel and left Mumbai for Guwahati. Living up to his claims, he provided some evidences to the investigators, which Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria said were being verified.
Indrani Mukerjea ensured her daughter Sheena Bora and her son Mikhail did not communicate with each other on the day of the alleged murder.
After news of Sheena’s murder broke, Mikhail claimed Indrani had been paying him to keep quiet about his exact relationship with Indrani. Mikhail has shared the email exchanges he had with Sheena, in which she has told her about the issues she had with Indrani, said police sources.
The Mumbai Police has detained the contract killer, who was hired by Indrani Mukerjea to eliminate her son Mikhail Bora.
A high-ranking bureaucrat said that Indrani or her associate had paid Rs 2.5 lakh to a contract killer. “Our information is that the plan failed to take off. We have detained the contract killer. He has admitted that he was hired by Indrani to eliminate Mikhail,” he said.