Siddharth Das, who was in a live-in relationship with Indrani Mukherjea, claimed on Monday to be the father of both Sheena and Mikhail Bora. He appeared before the media in Kolkata and said that he had “no connection with Indrani since 1989.” He appeared on television channels covering his face and divulged very little personal details about himself.
“I last spoke to Sheena when she was in class 10. I have never interacted with Mikhail. I was settled in Kolkata, so I didn’t want to rake up the past,” he said. He is expected to address a press conference later in the day.
Hiding his face with a helmet or at times with a red cap and handkerchief, Mr. Das said that Indrani Mukherjea was “an ambitious woman” and “dumped” him in 1989 three years after they started living-in at her parents place with their consent. “We did not marry. She was in a college in Shillong and I was living in Shillong and we met through common friends. We had a live-in relationship and I stayed at her residence (in Guwahati),” Mr. Das told journalists. Mr. Das claimed that he is “happily married and lives with his wife and a son” in Dum Dum area in North Kolkata.
Sheena was born in 1987 and Mikhail in 1988, Mr. Das said, adding that he never tried to contact Indrani again as it was a “closed chapter” for him. Expressing shock over Sheena’s murder, he said that he learnt about the developments through media.
“I am ready to cooperate with the investigation. I have nothing to hide,” Mr. Das said.
Asked by journalists whether he believes that Indrani Mukherjea has killed Sheena, he remained tight lipped but added, “If she has done she then >should be hanged .”