Mumbai: Former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea, who is one of the four prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, wrote a love letter to his wife Indrani Mukerjea on her birthday.
Dated January 3, Peter, in the one-page letter, compared himself and his wife (another prime accused in the murder case) to lovers Romeo and Juliet.
Mid-day got a glimpse of the letter which said:
"Mumu, my dearest. Today is the special day in your life and mine too. Therefore, your birthday is a day we have always spent together since we met and this is the first year we're so close and yet so far! What can I say, other than to wish you a Happy Birthday in the now. Have a pleasant day, as much as you can.
Remember that I am thinking of you throughout. You pray that you get through your innocence and get clear of this nightmare in good times. I hope this reaches you and you get to see it so it gives you a moment of joy in all the sadness that everyone is going through, you and me, most of all.
This is just a short note for today as a real birthday special to touch you and reach out to you on your day. A big hug and moooaah to you. I don't know what else I can do - can't send you flowers or a cake or something that you would enjoy but this note to you is from the heart and with love from a man to his love and wife.
God is great and will see an end to this, and like Romeo and Juliet, we will hopefully see each other soon.
No more emotional stuff. Smile today, no matter what, my love, and you'll feel better for that. This year brings us more joy and happiness than 2015 did. Lots to look forward to, my treasure. Hugs and love, happy birthday girl! Yours, Pxxxxx."
Interestingly, on January 04, a day after this letter, Peter's lawyers filed his first bail application, stating that Indrani befooled Peter and she was responsible for her daughter Sheena's death.
Peter Mukerjea was arrested on November 19, 2015, nearly three months after the arrest of his wife Indrani Mukerjea, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai, who were arrested in August.
Among other things, the Central Bureau of Investigation has charged Peter Mukerjea with conspiracy in the kidnapping and killing of Sheena on April 24, 2012, and later burning and disposing of her body in the forests of adjoining Raigad district, around 90 km south of Mumbai.