Indrani Mukerjea's son Mikhail Bora has claimed that the arrested media entrepreneur also tried to kill him the very day Sheena Bora was allegedly murdered in April, 2012, media reports said.
Mikhail and Sheena are Indrani's children from an earlier marriage.
Indrani had called Mikhail to her flat in Worli, Mumbai on the fateful day and spiked his drink but he fled just in time, he said in his statement to police, The Times of India reported.
Mikhail stays with his ailing maternal grandparents in Guwahati.
The report said Khanna and Indrani had called Mikhail to discuss Sheena's marriage with media baron Peter Mukerjea's son Rahul, and offered him a drink laced with sedatives. He started feeling giddy, and somehow escaped.
Quoting a senior police officer, the newspaper reported that Mikhail told police that the duo's plan was to call Sheena to the flat and kill both brother and sister together. But Sheena was not willing to come to Worli, and thus Indrani told her that she actually wanted to discuss Sheena's marriage with Rahul. Indrani asked Sheena to meet her at a spot near National College in Bandra.
Police has said that in all probability Sheena was murdered after she was picked up by her mother and her driver from outside the National College.
Another source told the newspaper that Indrani and Khanna had picked up Sheena under the pretext of buying her an engagement ring from a well-known showroom in Bandra, but then strangulated her.
NDTV, however, reported that Mikhail told interrogators that he was staying at the same hotel in Worli as Indrani's ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, where his drink has laced with sedatives. The report said, quoting sources, Mikhail told cops that he suspected that Indrani and her ex-husband allegedly planned to kill him too after killing his sister.
The television channel further reported that Indrani got agitated when asked to confront Mikhail, who was brought to Mumbai from Guwahati on Friday, in the police station.
She apparently said her son had been demanding money and her refusal to pay him has led to his accusations against her.
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