Mikhail’s claims spell more trouble for accused

Mumbai Police will slap fresh charges of attempt to murder against Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna and the driver for allegedly trying to kill Mikhail Bora

August 31, 2015 05:03 am | Updated November 17, 2021 02:30 am IST - Mumbai

In another twist to the Sheena Bora murder case, Mumbai Police will slap fresh charges of attempt to murder against Indrani Mukerjea, her second husband Sanjeev Khanna and the driver for allegedly trying to kill Mikhail Bora, the brother of the deceased.

Officials in the investigating team, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the Indrani and Sanjeev Khanna had called Mikhail to Mumbai in the last week of April in 2012.

They said that Mukherjea and Khanna had called him to Mumbai for settling some family issues and served him some soft drinks which was laced with sleeping medicines.

Leaving him at the hotel, Mukherjea, Khanna and driver Shyam Rai allegedly murdered Sheena on April 24, the officials said, adding that when the trio returned, Mikhail had fled.

Mikhail said he had regained consciousness and fled the hotel and left Mumbai for Guwahati.

Mumbai Police will produce Indrani and Khanna in court on Monday seeking extension of their custody. Police will seek further remand of the duo to probe the fresh charge of attempt to murder against them.

A Timeline of events:

April 24, 2012: Sheena Bora takes a leave of absence from work at Mumbai Metro. On the same day she sends a resignation letter to her employer. She is not heard from again. No missing complaint is ever lodged by any family member.

May 23, 2012: Police find a decomposed body after villagers at Gagode in Pen tehsil, Maharashtra, complain of foul odour.

August 21, 2015: Shyamvar Pinturam Rai is arrested following the seizure of a 7.63-bore pistol from him.

August 26, 2015: Indrani opened up that Sheena was her daughter from a previous marriage and not sister as maintained.

August 27, 2015: Sanjeev Khanna, a Kolkata based businessman and ex-husband of Indrani Mukherjea was arrested from Kolkata.

Aug 27, 2015: Shyam Rai, Indrani's driver, confessed that he murdered Sheena and disposed of her body, on the direction of his employer Indrani Mukherjea.

Aug 28, 2015: Sanjeev Khanna confessed to his "complicity in the crime." He had earlier said that, Sheena’s body was lying next to him in a car in which they were travelling together in Mumbai on April 24, 2012.

Aug 29, 2015: Maharashtra Police has ordered a probe into why the Raigad Police did not register an Accidental Death Report (ADR) after they found a burnt corpse, suspected to be of Sheena Bora, in 2012.

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