Siddharth Das, who was conspicuously absconding for over a week, has surfaced in media admitting that Sheena Bora was his daughter born in 1987 and that Mikhail was born in 1988 respectively but he never married Indrani.
In view of a police hunt for him and an appeal from his parents to reveal everything to the police, Siddharh Das confirmed to Zee Media on Tuesday that both Indrani’s children who were paraded as her siblings in the past, were indeed his kids.
He said he was living with Indrani at her Guwahati home when the kids were born and one day Indrani suddenly disappeared saying that shw eas going to Shillong on some work. When she did not return, he went in search of her but returned empty handed.
Surprsingly, he was denied entry by Indrani’s parents and he moved to Kolkata and gradually married another woman and currently they have a 16-year-old son. However, refuting reports, he denied that he had ever married Indrani.
In another report, it was revealed that Indrani, her second husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver were in the car with the body of Sheen when they drove to Raigad forest to bury her. In fact, the body was kept in sitting position in the rear seat with Indrani and Sanjeev Khanna sitting on both sides, said a report quoting the police.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria had earlier told media that Sanjeev Khanna had cracked during the police interrogation and confessed t his role in the crime.
Here is a brief timeline of the case:
1987: Based in Guwahati, still a teenager, Indrani gets closer to Siddharth Das from Kolkata and they had their first child, Sheena, in 1987.
1988: Indrani and Siddharth Das had their second child, Mikhail, in 1988 and they were living with Indrani Bora’s parents.
1989: Indrani tells Siddharth that she is going to Shillong and disappears. Unable to trace her and Siddharth allegedly returns to Kolkata to begin a new life.
1989: Indrani moves to Kolkata where she studies computers living as a Paying Guest.
1993: Indrani meets businessman Sanjeev Khanna, marries him.
1997: Indrani and Sanjeev Khanna’s daughter Vidhie Khanna was born.
2001: Indrani, her husband Khann and daughter Vidhie move to Mumbai. Indrani’s INX Services Private Limited, a recruitment company, was a top recruitment firm with Reliance Industries and Star India as its major clients.
2002: Indrani gets closer to Star CEO Peter Mukerjea and moves in with him, applying divorce from her husband Sanjeev Khanna. In November 2002 she marries Mukerjea and changes her name to Indrani Mukerjea and changes her daughter Vidhie’s name to Vidhie Mukerjea.
2005: Peter Mukerjea was introduced to Indrani’s children — Sheena Bora and Mikhail Bora — as her younger siblings.
2006: Sheena Bora also moves in with the Mukerjeas for her studies.
2007: Peter and Indrani Mukerjea became promoters of the INX Group, which later expanded into a media group. Peter Mukerjea exits Star India and Uday Shankar becomes its CEO.
2008: Wall street Journal names Indrani as one of the 50 Women to Watch for her role as CEO of INX Media, which owned NewsX TV chanel.
2009: NewsX chanel was sold to Naiduniya and beset with huge losses, both Indrani and Peter Mukerjea exit from INX Media.
2010: Both the couple formalise their exit from INX Media and resign in 2011 as directors.
2011: Sheena Bora finishes her studies and joins Reliance firm as an executive. She gets closer to Peter Mukerjea’s on Rahul and they begin living-in relationship, despite Indrani’s opposition. Sheena reveals to Peter Mukerjea that she is Indrani’s daughter and not sister.
April 24, 2012: Indrani flies down from UK, meets her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and they together meet Mikhail Bora in a hotel room and police allege that he was drugged. Leter they move to Worli residence where they kill Sheena and take her body to Raigad forest and bury it.
May 23, 2012: Sheena’s body was found in Raigad forest but the local police hush up the matter without following the procedural norms.
2012 to 2015: Indrani Mukerjea carries on with different business ventures shuttling between their residence in Worli, Mumbai and Bristol in UK and sometimes in Marbella in Spain with ehr husband Peter.
June 2015: Police receive tip on Indrani’s role in Sheena murder case.
August 2015: Police arrest Indrani driver Shyam Rai and he cracks under pressure and reveals the entire murder plot.
24 August, 2015: Indrani Mukerjea arrested on charges of killing Sheena along with her driver Shyam Rai and Khanna.
25 August, 2015: Media reveals that Sheena was not sister of Indrani as claimed but her own daughter. Mikhail emerges as not her sibling but own son, giving a new twist to the case.
28 August 2015: Khanna confesses to police that he had been involved in Sheena murder, while Indrani maintains stoic silence and police say she did not confess to the murder charge. The motive of murder is still not known.