Mumbai, Jun 12: During cross-examination on Monday, one of the prosecution witnesses in the Sheena Bora murder case told the court that he came to that prime accused Indrani Mukerjea was Mekhail and Sheena Bora’s mother, and not sister in 2014. Pradeep Waghmare, the domestic help of the key accused, Indrani and Peter Mukerjea, said Indrani’s actual relationship with Sheera was revealed to him by Mekhail during a phone conversation.

“I got acquainted with Mekhail in 2006. He began contacting me around 2007-08. I used to talk to him on the phone frequently. I never called him, but used to get calls from him,” Waghmare, as reported by Indian Express, said. He is the fourth witness to be cross-examined before special judge JC Jagdale in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case. Indrani told everyone that Sheena was her younger sister.

In the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and ex-driver Rai were arrested in August 2015, Peter Mukerjea was nabbed in November that year. Sheena Bora was killed on April 24, 2012, and her body was disposed off in the forests near Gagode village in Raigad district, around 100 km south of Mumbai.

The murder was discovered only around August 2015 when Rai was arrested in an arms possession case and later spilled the details, leading to the arrest of Indrani Mukerjea, her husband and former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, by the Mumbai Police. Later, in November that year, the case was transferred to the Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI).

The Mukerjea couple and Khanna remain in custody since over two years now. In June 2016, Rai turned an approver in the case and was given a pardon by the court in return for evidence in the matter.