Media honcho Peter Mukherjea’s wife Indrani has been detained by the Mumbai police on charges of murdering her sister and disposing off her body. Indrani’s driver was earlier arrested and reportedly confessed to his role in murdering and disposing off the body of Sheena at the behest of Indrani. Back in 2012, Raigad police had found the remains of Indrani’s sister, Sheena Bora, following which a murder case was registered against unidentified persons. Latest reports have suggested that Sheena was in fact Indrani’s daughter from her first marriage which she kept secret. After that she got married twice.
Peter and Indrani got married in 2002, when she was working as an HR Consultant and Peter was the CEO at Star India Network. It was believed to be second marriage for both individuals. Before entering media, Indrani’s biggest client was Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Group for which she was responsible to do high-level hiring. Sheena was an employee of the Reliance Group as well before she mysteriously disappeared, supposedly to the US. The couple founded INX media and INX News in 2007 which was later renamed 9X Media after the couple exited in 2009. Singapore based company Temasek invested in the the media company of the Mukherjea’s and after the global recession, Temasek got the media company audited. It was found out during this audit that Peter and Indrani had siphoned off huge sums of money from the company in the name of various family members, including Peter’s brother Gautam Mukherjea who brings out the magazine Planet Goa.
Mumbai Police sources have revealed on the condition on anonymity that a conflict over this money possibly led to Indrani conspiring Sheena’s murder. Sources have further added that Sheena refused to transfer back money siphoned off by Indrani, to the couple and hence a bitter feud followed leading to the killing. Further investigations are going on in the case, the source added.
Ironically, people close to Indrani have revealed that she is highly religious and would not take any major decisions without visiting Vaishno Devi shrine. She is also said to be a close friend of BJP leader LK Advani’s daughter Pratibha Advani, who also runs a production house.
Both accused were produced in the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate’s court and will remain in police custody till August 31st.