Kolkata: Siddharth Das, who claims to be the biological father of Sheena Bora, who is believed to have been killed by her mother and media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea and her ex-husband, on Tuesday said that he will fully cooperate with the Mumbai Police, which is trying to crack the murder mystery.
Speaking to a news channel, Das, who had appeared before the national media nearly a week after the sensational Sheena Bora murder case grabbed the spotlight, said that his former live-in partner Indrani Mukherjea should be given stringent punishment if she is found guilty.
"I don't know whether she has committed the crime but if she (Indrani) has done it, I pray to God that she should be given the most stringent punishment," Das, who claimed to have lived here since 1998, said.
Das also said that he had never officially married Indrani and if she "had murdered (Sheena), she must be hanged".
He further claimed that Mumbai Police did not contact him and he came to know about the case from media.
"I am ready to cooperate with them anytime they call me," he said.
When asked if he had tipped off the Mumbai Police about Indrani, he denied saying, “I only got to know about the case through media. How can I do this when I had no contacts with her”
Asked why he had been silent since Indrani's arrest on August 25 for allegedly murdering Sheena, he said, "I have a family and I do a small job. I feared that it may get disturbed."
Das claimed that he and Indrani used to live together at her place and Sheena was born in February, 1987 while Mikhail was born in September the next year.
He claimed that Indrani left him in 1989 but "no reason was given by her. May be she was not satisfied with the status I was having".
On why he did not take the responsibility of raising Sheena and Mikhail, Das said, "They were at in my in-laws' place. They wanted to keep them. I wanted to take care of them but I was not given a chance".
Das said that he had spoken to Sheena when she was in tenth standard.
When asked why he didn't try to establish contact with his children, Das said, “I wasn't financially sound to be able to fulfil their needs.”
I work in a small company, I'm not a high profile man, I'm a very simple man, If I show my face I might be sacked, Das said while replying to a question why he was covering his face when he has nothing to hide.
Meanwhile, a woman, claiming to be wife of Das, said she did not know about the past relationship of Das and Indrani but she stands by her husband.