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Sheena Bora murder mystery remains unsolved

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After the years of media trials and investigations, the case is finally coming to some conclusion as CBI has completed its probe in the matter. Sheena Bora was Indrani Mukherjea’s daughter from her first marriage/live-in relationship with Siddharth das. Indrani told in her police statement that her paternal uncle raped her when she was very young and Sheena was born out of that rape that’s the reason, she is a daughter and sister both to her. Sheena bora fell in love with Rahul Mukherjea son of Peter Mukherjea and Indrani’s 3rd husband.

Then the 22-year-old Sheena, who was living and working in Mumbai was introduced to people by Indrani Mukherjea as her sister. There was no missing complaint filed by Indrani after Sheena mysteriously went missing for two long years. In fact, people who asked her about Sheena were told that she had moved abroad for further studies. However, no one was in touch with her. The people she was last seen alive with were Indrani Mukherjea, her driver, and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna.

The curious case took another turn when another secret was unveiled. Peter Mukherjea claimed that Sheena was in a relationship with Rahul Mukherjea is Indrani Mukherjea’s step-son and Sheena’s step-brother. According to him, their relationship was not approved of by Indrani, but the two of them continued to date and according to the news reports, they were pretty casual about it. After Sheena went missing in 2012, Rahul tried to find her but his attempts were in vain.

Some anonymous call informed Mumbai police that Sheena is missing. The police soon got active and investigated the case. While investigating, they discovered that things were murky in the case and many fishy secrets were dug deep. To ensure that the culprits involved in the crime remain oblivious about their investigations, they kept things low.

Later, their findings revealed that Indrani’s driver, Shyam Lal had been frequently visiting Raigad. The police tightened the security on Shyam Lal and thereafter on August 21, they arrested him regarding an illegal arms case but questioned him about Sheena Bora. He gave in to the police investigation and disclosed that he along with Indrani Mukherjea and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna were involved in Sheena Bora’s murder.

On Indrani’s command, he had strangled her and burnt her. He admitted dumping Sheena’s body in Raigad. The investigation also revealed that during the same time a charred body was found in Raisen which was burned to the extent that it couldn’t be identified. However, the police find evidence enough to conclude that it was Sheena’s body.

Indrani Mukherjea who was not in the country at that time was kept away from the issue suspecting that if she finds out about the case, she might delay her return to India. After her arrival, Indrani was picked from her house in Worli and was taken to Khar police station for questioning. During the questioning, she first denied the allegations but later gave in after she was made to testify with her driver and he gave her away. Both her driver and Indrani were booked under sections 302 (murder), 201 (disposing of evidence or giving false statements), 363 (kidnapping) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

As the statements were given by Indrani and her driver Shyam Lal illustrated that Indrani’s ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna was also involved in the crime, he was picked up from Alipore, Kolkata by the police. Sheena’s stepbrother and former lover, Rahul Mukherjea was also called in for questioning by the Khar police. He was allowed to go back after they took his statement.

Not just the friends and family of Indrani, but the whole of the nation was stunned by the horrifying mystery that this case has created. The twisted relationships and the report that a mother killed her own daughter are left everyone shocked.

Sheena’s younger brother, Mikhail Bora, had given a statement to media where he said both he and Sheena are Indrani’s children. They have grown up in Assam with their grandparents. He said that he is sure that Indrani has killed his sister and if she denies any of the facts he will come forward and make his statement.

Whereas Khanna clearly stated that he did not know anything about Indrani’s previous marriage or her children. He had seen a picture of two kids which Indrani kept close, but upon asking he was told that they are her siblings. Later, the same man was arrested by the police on the suspicions of his involvement with Sheena’s murder.

Mukherjea in his statement stated that he did not know that Sheena was Indrani’s daughter. He also denied having any knowledge of the fact that Indrani had any property in Raigad. He said that he had asked his son Rahul moves on after Indrani told them that Sheena had moved to Los Angeles. The Sheena Bora murder case is a classic example of a murder mystery and has all the elements of a murder mystery movie.

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Vaidehi Taman
Vaidehi Taman
Vaidehi Taman an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with three Honourary Doctorate in Journalism. Vaidehi has been an active journalist for the past 21 years, and is also the founding editor of an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, and The Democracy digital video news portal is her brain child. Vaidehi has three books in her name, "Sikhism vs Sickism", "Life Beyond Complications" and "Vedanti". She is an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, OSCP offensive securities, Certified Security Analyst and Licensed Penetration Tester that caters to her freelance jobs.
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