Attempt to kill Mikhail added to charges in Sheena murder case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 31, 2015 09:57 IST
A file photo of Indrani Mukerjea who was arrested by Mumbai Police for allegedly murdering her daughter Sheena Bora. (PTI Photo)

Investigators have added the charge of attempt to murder her son Mikhail against INX media co-founder Indrani Mukerjea, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, and driver Shyam Rai, the three accused in the Sheena Bora murder case.

Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria confirmed that attempt to murder charges under IPC section 307 had been added to the FIR against Indrani and her accomplices.

This followed Mikhail Bora’s detailed statement to the Mumbai police saying he had been in Mumbai on April 24, 2012, was staying at Indrani’s Worli residence, and that she had tried to spike his drink.

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The section was added after police recovered a suitcase from Indrani’s Worli residence. Khar police officials who questioned both Indrani and Khanna have reason to believe that the plan was to kill Mikhail as well, after earlier attempts to kill him had failed. Mikhail told the police he did not feel well after consuming the drink, but still managed to get out of the Worli flat.

It is still not clear where Mikhail went from there. Police sources said Mikhail was yet to provide any photographs or documents to investigators.

Investigation has also revealed that Indrani ensured Sheena did not communicate with Mikhail when the former INX CEO called him to Mumbai.

This was around the same time when Indrani allegedly plotted Sheena’s murder.

Despite sending an email to Peter Mukerjea claiming Indrani was his mother, Mikhail did not inform anyone of his presence in Mumbai. Police sources said Sheena and Mikhail were in touch with each other even after the former moved to the city and that it was surprising he did not contact her.

After news of the murder broke, Mikhail claimed Indrani had been paying him to ensure he kept quiet about their relationship, and not to reveal the fact that she was his mother.


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