Mumbai, Aug 26: Former media honcho Peter Mukherjea, whose wife Indrani Mukherjea was arrested on Tuesday on charges of killing Sheena Bora in 2012 and disposing off her body, said on Wednesday that the victim had an affair with his son Rahul Mukherjea.
The former CEO of INX Media, Peter Mukherjea said he chose to overlook the relationship as both Sheena and Rahul were adults and could take their own decisions. Rahul is Peter Mukherjea's son from an earlier marriage.
"Sheena was in a relationship with my son, which Indrani disapproved of," Peter Mukherjea said. He also said that he was told by Indrani that Sheena was her sister. He said he had no clue that Sheena was actually Indrani's daughter from her earlier marriage, he told NDTV and TimesNow TV.
Sheena Bora's brother Mikhail Bora told TimesNow that Sheena was Indrani's daughter and not sister as was widely believed. He said it could easily be proved by a DNA test that Indrani Mukherjea was their biological mother.
Peter Mukherjea too said that he had always believed that Sheena was Indrani's sister.
"... now she's (her) daughter... Credible sources have told me that Sheena is Indrani's daughter," Peter Mukherjea told the two private television channels.
"I am mentally very shocked by this... Sheena 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 Sheena at a Diwali function there," Mukherjea said.
Admitting that he was completely stumped by the police action of nabbing Indrani Mukherjea, he said: "I am dumbstruck by this level of criminality..."
He assured that he was ready to fully cooperate with the police in the matter.
On Tuesday, Mumbai Police nabbed Indrani Mukherjea on charges of killing Sheena Bora in 2012 and disposing off her body in Raigad, adjacent to Mumbai.Besides Indrani Mukherjea, her driver has also been arrested in the case, but Indrani is believed to be main conspirator in the murder.
She was produced before a court which sent her to police custody till August 31.
Police claim to have recovered evidence from the spot where the victim's body was buried in Raigad, and further investigations are underway.