Mumbai: In a recovery which could prove to be a fresh lead in the Sheena Bora murder case, Mumbai Police on Sunday recovered a suitcase from the residential premises situated in Worli area here of Indrani and Peter Mukerjea.
According to media reports, the suitcase which has been recovered today was supposed to be used for disposing Mikhail's body, whom Indrani had allegedly planned to kill, even as key accused Sanjeev Khanna and the driver were taken to spot to re-create the crime scene.
Indrani's son Mikhail is believed to have been the next target after his sister's brutal murder.
A psychiatrist was also reportedly approached by Indrani to get a medical certificate declaring Mikhail as mentally unstable.
The recovery is considered to be significant as in a similar suitcase Sheena was dumped inside after being killed and was then put on fire.
Furthermore, the 'sized suitcase' will help Mumbai Police to nail Indrani's blatant lie that she has no role in her daughter Sheena's murder.
Notably, reports had earlier claimed that Indrani, the prime accused, has denied her alleged role in the murder case.
The development comes a day after the car in which Sheena was allegedly killed was 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.
The sensational Sheena Bora murder case probe took a fresh turn on Friday night when the police claimed that Sanjeev Khanna, the second husband of Indrani Mukerjea, confessed to his complicity in the crime during a joint interrogation of three accused.
On Friday, the police also briefly questioned Indrani's husband and former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea. Police had earlier questioned Rahul Mukerjea, Peter's son from another marriage, who allegedly had a relationship with Sheena which Indrani disapproved of.
The mystery of Sheena's passport recovered from the Dehradun home of her ex-boyfriend Rahul Mukerjea has been compounded with a new twist in the tale.
Even as several theories related to the murder of Sheena continue to surface, Mumbai police today took Indrani Mukerjea's ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai to Raigad where the alleged crime took place.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria had earlier claimed: “The victim (Sheena) was strangulated by her step-father and mother and her body was set ablaze using petrol in a forest in Pen taluka.”
Indrani was arrested by Khar Police on August 25, 2015, in connection with the murder case. She was later produced before the Bandra court, which remanded her in police custody till August 31.
Her driver was also arrested on August 25 and during interrogation, he claimed that Indrani had killed her daughter Sheena and that he had helped her in disposing of the body by dumping it in the forests of Raigad District.
Sheena's mother, Indrani Mukherjee is believed to have killed her, allegedly by strangulating, with help from driver SP Rai and ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna on April 24, 2012.
(With Agency inputs)