Sheena Bora murder: Indrani's son Mikhail's afraid he's 'next target', meets Mumbai police

Aug 27, 2015, 17:14 IST | Agencies

A Mumbai police team met Mikhail Bora, son of Indrani Mukherjea, main accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, in Guwahati, who said he feared for his life and could be the "'next target' 

Guwahati: A Mumbai police team on Thursday met accused Indrani Mukerjea's son Mikhail Bora in Guwahati, who had claimed to have evidence relating to the sensational Sheena Bora murder case. He said that he feared
for his life and could be the "next target" even as investigators were working to unravel the complexities in the case.

The police officer, who arrived at the house of Mikhail Bora this afternoon, told waiting journalists, "It is a sensitive case. Investigation is on". 

Mikhail Bora lives in this house in Guwahati, where he was brought up by Indrani’s parents. Pic/PTI

To persistent questions, he said, "first let me investigate. Let me do my work. After discussions inside, I'll inform you all".

Coming out of the house after about an hour, the police official, however, declined to take questions from reporters. Mikhail's grandparents house is located in Sundarpur bye-lane one in Ganeshguri area of the city.

Mikhail afraid

"I fear I'll be the next target and, if the police summon me to Mumbai, I want my friends to accompany me as the Mukerjeas are very high-profile and anything can happen to me," Mikhail Bora told reporters outside his grandparents' house here.

He said the police had not contacted him so far, but if they did, he would cooperate with them in every possible way.

"The police have not contacted me so far but if they come to our house here, I'll cooperate with them in every possible way to bring out the truth about my sister's murder," Bora said even as he hinted that a property angle may also be there in the case.

"If the police come today, I will give evidence to them right away... because she was my elder sister and I want justice for her," he further said.

As investigators dug deeper into the murder case, a complex web of lies and relationships unravelled and it emerged that the deceased was Indrani's daughter and not sister, as maintained earlier by her.

Mikhail BoraMikail Bora, son of Media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea, at his residence at Sundarpur in Guwahati on Thursday. A team of Mumbai police arrived in Guwahati to investigate the high-profile Sheena Bora murder case in which the prime accused is her mother Indrani Mukerjea. Pic/PTI 

Intriguing claims also came to light that Indrani, 43, had introduced her daughter and son -- from an earlier marriage to one Siddharth Das -- as her sister and brother. After a missing complaint was lodged, Indrani claimed that Sheena had gone to the US for higher studies.

Mikhail also maintained that his mother had wanted him to give her his PAN card and bank details the last time she had come to Guwahati, but he had flatly refused to do so. 

He said that he had tried to contact Sheena through his Facebook account but there was no reply. He had also found her mobile phone switched off. 

"I asked my mother (Indrani) again and again (about Sheena) every time she called me. She said she (Sheena) was
fine and that she was in the US," Mikhail said. He, meanwhile, said it would be difficult for him to go to Mumbai to help with the probe into his sister's murder.

"It will not be possible for me to go to Mumbai for the investigation as I have to take care of my maternal grandparents who are both in their eighties and suffering from dementia," he said.

He, however, said he could make the journey only if the police or government assured that they would take care of his grandparents, who he said were yet to be told about Sheena's murder.

Indrani had left Sheena and Mikhail with her parents UK Bora and Durga Rani at their residence here before leaving for Kolkata, where she married Sanjiv Khanna, who has also been arrested for his alleged involvement in the case.

Mikhail had yesterday alleged that he knew the exact reason behind the murder, but would wait till Indrani made a confession to the police before saying anything. 

If his mother did not confess, then he would do whatever was necessary, he had said. 

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