New Delhi, Nov 21: After lots of twists and turns, finally truths have come out in the Sheena Bora murder case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its charge-sheet has revealed exact motive behind Sheena's murder.
Reports say that Sheena's relation with her boyfriend Rahul -- Peter Mukerjea's son and property dispute with her mother Indrani Mukherjea were some of the reasons for her murder in April 2012. CBI says that fear of Sheena inheriting the entire property of Indrani and Peter Mukerjea in the event of Sheena's marriage to Rahul forced Indrani to kill her.
According to a CBI official, Sheena was blackmailing and threatening her mother to reveal all the truths. The official on request of anonymity said that former media baron Peter Mukerjea, who was arrested on Thursday by the CBI, had played "a major role" in the murder of Sheena, his step- daughter.
CBI officer reveals in 2004, Indrani had gifted a seven BHK flat in Delhi to Sheena. However, the flat wasn't transferred in Sheena's name and in 2010 Indrani and Peter sold the apartment for Rs 1.10 crore without her knowledge.
In 2008, Sheena and Rahul got into relationship, which was objected to by both Indrani as well as Peter, he said. Indrani and Peter's act of selling the flat had enraged Sheena who subsequently started "blackmailing" her mother.
Sheena told Indrani if she doesn't give her a three BHK flat in
Mumbai, she would "expose" her and reveal the fact that she was her
daughter and not sister, said the officer.
Indrani had reportedly told Peter and others known to her that Sheena was her sister. Fed up with Sheena's constant blackmailing, Indrani and Peter, in 2011, made a will stating that if the couple die, then Vidhie, Indrani's daughter with her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, would be the owner of their entire property, he said.
Due to all these reasons, a conspiracy was hatched to get rid of Sheena for which Indrani's driver Shyamvar Rai was also roped in and offered Rs 2 lakh to help execute the murder plan, he said. Accused Indrani, Rai and Khanna are currently in judicial custody, while Peter is in CBI remand.
Vidhie Khanna had alerted Sheena
Vidhie Khanna, daughter of Indrani Mukerjea with her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, had an inkling that some ominous plan was afoot and had tried to warn Sheena Bora after hearing her mother say that she wanted to get someone "out of the way".
CBI on Thursday filed a charge sheet against Indrani, Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai for the April 2012 murder of Sheena, her daughter from an earlier marriage.
According to the charge sheet, Vidhie had sent a text message to
Sheena, saying Sheena and her boyfriend Rahul -- Peter Mukerjea's
son -- should be careful.
"Mama (Indrani) says she doesn't want to break up the relationship she wants to get someone out of the way.. And I have just heard something exotic," Vidhie said in the message which is a part of the charge sheet. She also requested Sheena not to tell Indrani about this conversation.
(With inputs from PTI)