Submit :
News                      Photos                     Just In                     Debate Topic                     Latest News                    Articles                    Local News                    Blog Posts                     Pictures                    Reviews                    Recipes                    
Rahul Mukerjea: An important link in Sheena Bora's murder case
Rahul Mukerjea, son of Peter Mukerjea from his first wife and stepson of the prime accused in the case Indrani Mukerjeais is considered to be an important link in the Sheena Bora murder case. The Central Bureau of Investigation interrogated Rahul on Sunday, who has handed over several documents to CBI which are related to the case.

According to a previous investigation, Sheena and Rahul were in love and were engaged to each other. And Sheena had been blackmailing Indrani for a three BHK flat in Mumbai, or she would expose her by telling people that she was Indrani's daughter and not sister. 

Peter Mukerjea and Rahul Mukerjea were summoned by the CBI for investigation on Thursday night. Initially Peter was interrogated, which followed his arrest. While Rahul who had been waiting at the CBI office and was questioned yesterday. 

In a statement to the Police, Rahul said that 'he and Sheena Bora met each other, fell in love and were happily engaged, until they were cruelly torn apart with her murder in 2012.' He also told the police how their relationship was unacceptable to Sheena's mother, and the prime accused Indrani.

Rahul met Sheena in 2008, when Sheena first came to Mumbai to stay with Indrani and Peter. Rahul and Sheena started seeing each other more frequently and developed friendship. Indrani did not like this relationship and asked Peter to tell Rahul to stay somewhere else, so he rented a flat in Khar Danda.

He started to work in a small firm, and used to meet Sheena frequently and gradually fell in love with her. One fine day Sheena came to him and said that she was not Indrani's sister but her daughter. When Indrani came to know about this she became furious and sent Sheena away to Guhawati. 

In 2009, Sheena was brought to Delhi and was hospitalized with some serious health problems. Sheena was taken to the hospital by her mother and ex-boyfriend. Indrani then forced Sheena to move to Bangalore with his ex-boyfriend and stay there. 

At that point of time Rahul was not so financially strong, but in order to meet Sheena he sold off a few household items and managed to travel to Banglore to meet her. By that time Sheena's health had deteriorated a lot and when she was taken to a doctor, the doctor confirmed that the medicines being given to Sheena by Indrani were sedatives meant for mental illnesses, and asked her to immediately discontinue her medication. Her health started improving and then Rahul brought her to his maternal grandparent's Dehradun house with the permission of his mother.

In 2009, the couple came back to Mumbai and rented a flat in Marol, Andheri (east). In October 2011, Rahul and Sheena went to Dehradun, where they got engaged in the presence of  Rahul's mother and Sheena's grandparents.

Indrani found out about the engagement and invited Sheena over for dinner. After the dinner Sheena was convinced by Indrani that she had changed, and Sheena told this to Rahul later. But the twist came after a few days when Indrani again invited Sheena for dinner.

Indrani was waiting to pick her up in a silver Chevrolet car, Shyam Rai was at the wheel, while one unknown person was smoking inside. This was the last time when Rahul saw Sheena. After that day Sheena went missing, but he got a message from her phone saying 'she had found someone else, and was very happy with her new lover.'

But Rahul did not believe it and found something fishy about it, so he went to the Worli, Bandra, Khar and MIDC police stations to file a missing person's complaint, but the police ignored him. He tried searching her everywhere, and even shared his suspicion with Sheena's colleagues, her siblings. Police tried to convince him by saying that there was nothing wrong and Sheena was an adult and had gone with her mother. 

But, Rahul was not convinced and he collected Sheena's laptop and other belongings from her office and kept them safe with him until the murder came to the fore, and now he has handed it all over to the investigators.

Rahul repeatedly questioned about Sheena to Indrani, but Indrani used to cover it up by saying that Sheena had gone to the US. On 28th May, 2012 Rahul emailed to Indrani and Peter saying, "To resolve this issue before it gets out of hand for everyone, I would suggest that you get Sheena to speak with me (or a close friend of hers) herself, and perhaps then, like you say, we can all move on and be happy. Unless I hear from Sheena herself, it is simply impossible to accept what you say with all this doubt in my mind. Unfortunately, said doubt is leading me to be somewhat suspicious as to the reasons why she will not, or is unable, to speak for herself," as reported by NDTV.

Peter replied to the email saying "Sheena is fine" and warned him that he was "wasting his time and breath in worrying about her". 

Email Id
Verification Code
Email me on reply to my comment
Email me when other CJs comment on this article
Sign in to set your preference
merinews for RTI activists

Not finding what you are looking for? Search here.