Delhi: Indrani Mukherjea's daughter from her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, Vidhie, broke her silence on Thursday and said that she was shocked as anyone else regarding the news of murder of Sheena Bora.
Speaking to India Today news channel she said that what was happening was unbelievable.
“Me and my mother (Indrani) are very close,” she said.
Vidhie added that she was introduced to Sheena as her aunt.
She also said that she and Peter Mukherjea (former Star CEO) completely believed that Sheena was Indrani's sister.
On allegations of Indrani murdering her daughter, Vidhie, expressed disbelief and said that her “mother couldn't have murdered Sheena.”
She also categorically stated that though Sanjeev was her real father, it was Peter who she considered her dad.
Peter had married Indrani in 2002 and subsequently adopted Vidhie.
Indrani apparently had two kids before Vidhie – Sheena and Mikhail from an earlier relationship - but she kept it a secret from Peter.
Indrani had left them with her parents UK Bora and Durga Rani at their residence here to go to Kolkata where she married Sanjiv Khanna who too has been arrested for his alleged involvement in this case.
And Peter's son Rahul, from another marriage, was reportedly having an affair with Sheena.
Indrani Mukherjea was arrested in Mumbai on Tuesday over charges of murdering her daughter Sheena.
Meanwhile, fresh murky details emerged in the sensational Sheena murder case as Mumbai's top cop Rakesh Maria today grilled her mother and main suspect Indrani, her driver and step son Rahul Mukherjea while her son Mikhail was questioned in Guwahati and her former husband in Kolkata.
However, the motive behind the murder remained a mystery even as the driver SP Rai and Sanjeev Khanna, former husband of Indrani, are believed to have told police that wife of Peter, had done a recce of the place where the body was to be dumped a day before the murder on April 24, 2012.
Khanna, who had divorced Indrani, is believed to have told the Mumbai police in Kolkata that he was in the car in which Sheena was allegedly strangulated but claims to have had no role in the crime, as per PTI.
This apparently contradicted the arrested driver's claim before police that Indrani and Khanna had strangulated Sheena in the car after giving her a spiked drink in a hotel room in Mumbai.
Then the body was taken to Pen in Raigad taluk where it was burnt with petrol. Khanna had reportedly come to Mumbai on April 23, 2012, a day before the murder and took a flight back to Kolkata on February 25, according to police sources.
(With PTI inputs)