The police on Friday claimed solving the case and said that it was Kolkata-based businessman Sanjeev Khanna who had committed Sheena's murder with the assistance of her mother Indrani Mukerjea, who is already in the custody of Mumbai police.
Indrani is wife of Peter Mukerjea, a former TV tycoon who was earlier CEO of Star India. Police said that Indrani Mukerjea had taken along her daughter Sheena in a car. Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam were already in the car.
On way, Khanna strangulated Sheena to death. They later took the body to Pen in Raigad where petrol was poured on her body and it was set afire. This incident had occurred in the year 2012. Then, the police had recovered body but failed to identify it, and had closed the case.
Recently, police got tip-off that Indrani Mukerjea's daughter who been mysteriously missing for the last three years, had been murdered. After groundwork, police began questioning the suspects and later Indrani Mukerjea alias Pari Bora was arrested for conspiracy and plan to kill her own daughter.
The driver was arrested earlier. Also, her former husband has been arrested. He has reportedly confessed that he committed the murder. Indrani had told her children--Sheena and Mikhail to not tell other that she was their mother.
Peter's son Rahul, (from his previous marriage) had fallen in love with Sheena, and this relationship had irked Indrani. Also, Indrani had put huge amount of cash in Sheena's bank account to evade tax authorities, but later Sheena had refused to give back the money.
This had also angered her. Sheena wanted the money to live a lavish life with her boyfriend (stepbrother), whom she intended to marry. Khanna was upset as his daughter Vidhi was not getting her due share in the money, said sources.