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Sheena knew her marriage would expose Indrani's lie: Witness

Published Feb 18, 2016, 9:12 pm IST
Updated Feb 18, 2016, 9:16 pm IST
CBI filed the second charge sheet on February 16 following Peter's arrest in the case in November.
Sheena Bora and Indrani Mukerjea (Photo: PTI)
 Sheena Bora and Indrani Mukerjea (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: Sheena Bora had told a childhood friend of hers that her marriage to media baron Peter Mukerjea's son Rahul would have exposed her mother Indrani's lie that Sheena was her sister, the latest charge sheet filed by CBI says.

"Sheena's marriage with Rahul would have led to the people in (their) Mumbai circle knowing that she was daughter of Indrani and not sister which would seriously affect the status of Indrani," says Sanjana Raktim, her friend, as per the second charge sheet in Sheena murder case.


Indrani is the prime accused in the Sheena murder case. In an email sent to her on October 26, 2009, Sheena said, "I am not in touch with my mother. She can't change. I have understood that...She has never made any efforts to make things better between us after all the Delhi incident and is again trying to get me chucked out of my job...I cannot forgive her."

CBI filed the second charge sheet on February 16 following Peter's arrest in the case in November.

In 2002, Sheena had showed Raktim a newspaper clipping with photograph of Indrani and Peter. It was about the couple's marriage.


"Sheena started crying and said she and Mikhail were aware that Indrani is their mother," Raktim told CBI. Indrani used to tell people that they were her siblings.

Raktim said Sheena told her and her husband about her affair with Rahul in 2010, and also about Indrani's strong opposition to it.

On June 22, 2009, Sheena sent her email informing that she was in hospital in Delhi because Indrani gave her wrong medication. "Bahut natak hua, Phone mere pass nahin hai, milungi to bataungi (A lot happened, I don't have my phone, will talk when we will meet)," she said.


Later Sheena called Raktim and said her mother had sent her to Bangalore.

In an email sent to Raktim on August 26, 2009, Sheena said that Indrani tried to get her sacked from her job.

On April 24/25, 2012, she received a message from Sheena's mobile, saying she was breaking up with Rahul and had found someone else.

According to CBI, Indrani and others murdered Sheena on April 24, 2012 and disposed of her body in a forest in Raigad district of Maharashtra.

"Sheena also said she would be off Facebook for a while and she was changing her mobile number which she said she would be sharing with (Raktim) but warned her against sharing it with Rahul," Raktim told CBI.


Rahul called her to talk about Sheena's disappearance, and she too made efforts to trace her friend, Raktim said.

In August 2015, when Sheena's murder came to light, Raktim saw the news on TV.

"Since certain facts were not correct about relationship of Sheena with Indrani, next day I contacted some senior officers of Mumbai police and told about the actual relationship and the background," Raktim told CBI.

She also said she had never known Sheena to be taking any drugs or psychotropic substances, or losing her temper and becoming violent.


CBI's first charge sheet names Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and former driver Shyamvar Rai as murder accused.