Mumbai: As investigators continued to probe different angles in Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea has admitted that she "hated" her daughter but added that she could not kill her.
With claims and counter-claims and new leads emerging in the investigation, the exact motive behind the Sheena Bora murder case remains shrouded in confusion.
Meanwhile, Indrani has also admitted that she and her daughter were locked in a financial dispute. However, the former CEO of INX Media and wife of Star India ex-CEO Peter Mukerjea has not confessed to killing the 24-year-old.
During the interrogation at the Khar Police Station, Indrani told the police that Sheena reminded her of the torture she had undergone in the past. She said that both she and Sheena never got along and most of their conversations would end up in fights.
Indrani also added that she had transferred a huge amount of money in Sheena's account but when she asked for it back, her daughter refused to return it.
Indrani also claimed that Sheena always threatened to reveal her secrets before Peter. She added that she wanted to separate Rahul and Sheena.
During the course of the grilling, Indrani, her driver Shyam Rai and ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna blamed each other for the crime.
The car in which Sheena Bora was allegedly killed has also been traced, even as questions cropped up about a cover-up by police in not registering a case of murder or accidental death three years back when a partially-burnt body, believed to be hers, was found.
As the investigation focused on forensic examination of the skeletal remains found in Pen tehsil of Raigad, the police also admitted that no due procedure was followed when the body was first found on May 23, 2012.
Though Sheena, daughter of high-profile media professional Indrani Mukerjea, was allegedly murdered in 2012 and the body disposed of in Raigad district, the crime came to light only recently.
According to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, who is personally involved in the grilling of the accused, Khanna had confessed to his complicity in the murder.
(With PTI inputs)