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Case gets murkier as Mumbai police widens probe ambit

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Aug 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Shee murder

Mumbai, Aug 27: In the unfolding saga of the Shee Bora murder, Mumbai police summoned Rahul Mukherjea, ex-lover of the victim and son of former media tycoon Peter Mukherjea, for a second round of questioning here on Thursday morning.

Late on Wednesday, a team of police investigators probing the sensatiol high-profile murder had questioned him for over an hour at the Khar police station.

Among other things, he was questioned about his more than five-year long relationship with victim Shee Bora, his step-mother Indrani Mukherjea, 45, and other related aspects.

On Wednesday, Peter Mukherjea, the former CEO of INX Media created a sensation when he revealed that Shee had an affair with his son Rahul, which Indrani did not approve.

Moreover, Mukherjea also made a startling claim that until recently he believed Shee was Indrani's step-sister and not daughter, as it was revealed on Wednesday.

His version was corroborated by Mikhail Bora, who said that this fact could be proved by a D test and also declared that he knew a lot more about the case.

"The real reason behind the murder is something else, which I don't want to reveal now. I want her (Indrani) to speak the truth. If she does not, then I have got proofs, documents and photographs which I shall reveal to the media later," Mikhail Bora told mediapersons, dropping dark hints of more revelations in the near future.

Shortly after the new twists in the case, the Mumbai police visited Peter Mukherjea and questioned him on various aspects.

So far, the Mumbai Police have arrested three people in connection with the Shee Bora murder case of April 24, 2012.

They are Shee's mother Indrani Mukherjea, Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khan from Kolkata whom she married in 1993, and her driver Shyam Rai from Mumbai, with the possibility of more arrests not ruled out in the next few days.

According to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, who is persolly directing the investigation, Shee was killed on April 24, 2012 and her body was found by the Raigad police on May 23 2012.

Driver Rai led the police to the murder site in Raigad, adjacent to Mumbai.

Khan is expected to be brought to Mumbai either on Thursday or Friday from Kolkata and a police team may summon Mikhail Bora for his version. A court in Kolkata on Thursday granted Mumbai Police a five-day transit remand of Khan.

On Tuesday, Mumbai Police blew the lid off the case by arresting Indrani and her driver Rai on charges of killing Shee in 2012 and disposing off her body in Raigad.

She was produced before a court which sent her to police custody till August 31.

"I am mentally very shocked by this... Shee was having an affair with my son... When she disappeared in 2012, I was told that she was studying in the US. I asked Indrani and she showed me pictures of Shee at a Diwali function there," Mukherjea said a day later.

Assuring his full cooperation to the police, Peter Mukherjea admitted that he was completely stumped by his wife's arrest and added: "I am dumbstruck by this level of crimility..."

In a late night press conference Mumbai Police commissioner Rakesh Maria told the press that Indrani Mukerjea had gotten a third person to forge the sigture of Shee Bora in her resigtion letter to the company she worked in and to her landlord.

Maria told the media, "With regard to Shee Bora's resigtion letter, letter to landlord, we have traced the person who gave the sigture of Shee."

Confirming all the theories about how Shee was murdered Maria said, "Shee Bora was killed by strangulation in a car. Then, the body was set on fire in a bag."

However he refused to divulge much detail about the motive behind the murder. "We have a fair idea on the motive but we will only be able to comment after questioning the third accused. Investigation is going at a brisk pace."

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