Mumbai/Guwahati: A day after Indrani Mukherjea, the wife of former TV honcho Peter Mukherjea, was arrested in connection with the murder of her `sister` in 2012, new details on Wednesday revealed that Sheena Bora was actually her daughter.
Talking to a news channel, Mikhail Bora confirmed that Indrani is his and Sheena's mother.
Mikhail also revealed that Indrani Mukherjea and Sheena Bora had a lot of conflicts.
Mikhail, who stays in Guwahati with his maternal grandparents, said he was certain that Indrani murdered Sheena and he would disclose the probable reason for the murder after he gets to know the statement his mother gave to the police.
He, however, ruled out property or money as the motive of the murder, as claimed by one of the theories doing the rounds surrounding Sheena's murder.
"If Indrani Mukherjee doesn't admit to her crime, I will tell police the exact reason for the murder and provide evidence, added Mikhail. Since last September, we are not getting any financial help from Indrani," Mikhail, meanwhile, told ANI.
I want justice for her, she was innocent and didn't deserve this death, said Mikhail.
In one of the explosive revelations in the case, Peter Mukherjea told a news channel that Sheena had an affair with his son from first marriage and Indrani was not happy about it.
Mikhail said that his sister had been living with him and his grandparents in Guwahati for a long time and Indrani had been living in Mumbai.
He said that Sheena had gone to Mumbai to study in St Xavier's college.
The last time he had a contact with Sheena was in February 2012 when she came to Guwahati for a wedding of her friend. “After that she has no contact," he said.
Mikhail said they met their mother only around 12 years back when Indrani had visited Guwahati.
"After that, she used to send money for us and our grandparents. But she stopped a few years ago," he added.
Mikhail said that he had always asked his mother where his elder sister was. "She always replied she was abroad. She said she (Sheena) had got a job there," he told the channel.
"In September also, when Indrani Mukerjea came here I asked her where she was," he said, adding she had maintained that Sheena was abroad.
Indrani was arrested by Khar Police last night following questioning over her alleged role in the murder of Sheena Bora in 2012. Maharashtra's Raigad police had found remains of Bora in a forest following which a murder case was registered against unidentified persons.
Indrani was produced before the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate court, which remanded her in police custody till August 31, DCP (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkarni said today.
Indrani's driver, a co-accused who was picked by the police few days back in connection with the murder, too was arrested yesterday.
During interrogation, the driver claimed that Indrani had killed Bora and that he had helped her in disposing of the body by dumping it in the forests of Raigad district, the officer said.
Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria had interrogated Indrani at Khar police station yesterday.
The officer said they would take the two accused to the crime spot where the body was dumped.