Kolkata: Just days after claiming that Sheena Bora and Mikhail were his children, Siddharth Das - Indrani Mukerjea’s former live-in partner - has gone missing, reports claimed on Thursday.
Das, along with his family, is untraceable and his Kolkata residence has been found locked-up.
The development came just a day after the Mumbai Police questioned Das at his residence.
Das, who had also claimed that Upendra Nath Bora was Indrani's father and not stepfather, had said after coming out in the open that he would not speak to the media again.
“After the news (of Sheena's murder) surfaced, I knew that sooner or later I would have to tell my story. The pressure on me was mounting. There were absurd reports and speculation that I had fled to Bangladesh after news of the murder broke. Why should I flee? Am I a criminal?” Das had told Hindustan Times, adding he would not speak to reporters again as doing that once has caused trauma to his family.
Das had revealed that he and Indrani had named Sheena after the title and lead character of the 1984 Hollywood film "Sheena". "Mikhail was named by his maternal grandfather after Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev," Das had said.
Das had denied having married Indrani, but said he shared a live-in-relationship with her in the 1980s, and averred that she should be hanged if she did kill their daughter.
Sheena was killed on April 24, 2012, and her body was found by Raigad police on May 23, 2012. So far, Mumbai police have arrested Indrani, her driver Shyam Rai and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, whom she had married in 1993 and consequently divorced. Indrani's current husband is media baron Peter Mukerjea.