Shyamvar Rai, the former driver of Indrani Mukerjea, has told the Central Bureau of Investigation that she also had plans to kill her son Mikhail, and described in detail how she and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna carried out the Sheena Bora murder. Rai, who was an accused himself, had turned approver for the CBI, which made his confessional statement public on Friday.
Rai said Mukerjea planned Bora's murder with Sanjeev Khanna and executed it. He claimed Mukerjea had contacted him through her assistant and spoken to him about her murder plans on Skype. She had also promised to take care of his family's medical and education needs if he helped. Among other entreaties, Mukerjea told him that he would not have to do anything, just drive the car, he said.
On the day of the crime, Rai said he and Mukerjea picked up Bora in Mukerjea's car, then he gagged Bora while Khanna held her hands and Mukerjea strangled her. He added that Mukerjea sat on Bora's face after she was dead and asked him to drive to Taj Lands End, a hotel in the area.
He also said that Mukerjea later implicated him in an arms case by planting a gun on him soon after allegedly killing her daughter, PTI reported. He, however, did not mention Indrani Mukerjea's husband Peter Mukerjea, who is also an accused in the case.
Bora was allegedly strangled in a car on April 24, 2012, before her body was burnt and dumped in a forest in Maharashtra’s Raigad district. The case came to light late last year when her body was found. Rai was arrested in August 2015 in connection with the arms case. He later revealed the murder of Bora, leading to the arrest of Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna and Peter Mukerjea.