The Sheena Bora murder: cast and plot of a real-life soap opera

August 27, 2015 03:31 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:04 pm IST

The Sheena Bora murder case has been in the limelight for the last few days due to its twists and turns and shocking revelations. With the brother Mikhail claiming to know the 'reason behind the murder' and Indrani Mukherjea accepting that Sheena was her daughter and not sister, the case has taken a new twist. A look at the case and those involved:

Sheena Bora
The cast

Indrani Mukherjea (43): Founder of the INX media network

Peter Mukherjea (59): Former CEO of Star TV and husband of Indrani Mukherjea since 2002

Sheena Bora (24 at the time of death): Indrani’s daughter who was introduced to Peter as her sister.

Mikhail Bora: Indrani’s son

Siddhartha Das: Father of Sheena and Mikhail

Rahul Mukherjea: Son of Peter from a previous marriage

Sanjeev Khanna: Businessman and former husband of Indrani

Shyamvar Pinturam Rai: Indrani’s driver

Indrani Mukherjea
The crime

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: Sheena 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.

Peter Mukherjea and his wife Indrani Mukherjea
The confessions:

Shyamvar: Discloses that he, Indrani and Khanna, strangulated Sheena inside a car on April 24, 2012. The car with the body inside is parked in Peter’s garage till the next day when the body is burnt and dumped.

Mikhail Bora: Says he knows the “exact reason” for which his sister was murdered and reveals that Sheena was Indrani’s daughter and not sister as had been made public.

Indrani: Accepts that Sheena was her daughter.

Peter: Says he never knew Sheena was Indrani’s daughter but knew that she was in a relationship with Rahul, and that his wife disapproved of the relationship.

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