"I fear I'll be the next target and, if the police summon me to Mumbai, I want my friends to accompany me as the Mukherjeas are very high-profile and anything can happen to me," Mikhail Bora told reporters outside his grandparents' house here.

He said the police had not contacted him so far, but if they did, he would cooperate with them in every possible way. "The police have not contacted me so far but if they come to our house here, I'll cooperate with them in every possible way to bring out the truth about my sister's murder," Bora said even as he hinted that a property angle may also be there in the case.

"If the police come today, I will give evidence to them right away... because she was my elder sister and I want justice for her," he further added. As investigators dug deeper into the murder case, a complex web of lies and relationships unravelled and it emerged that the deceased was Indrani's daughter and not sister, as maintained earlier by her.

Intriguing claims also came to light that Indrani, 43, had introduced her daughter and son -- from an earlier marriage to one Siddharth Das -- as her sister and brother. After a missing complaint was lodged, Indrani claimed that Sheena had gone to the US for higher studies.

Mikhail also maintained that his mother had wanted him to give her his PAN card and bank details the last time she had come to Guwahati, but he had flatly refused to do so. He cited that he had tried to contact Sheena through his Facebook account but there was no reply. He had also found her mobile phone switched off. "I asked my mother (Indrani) again and again (about Sheena) every time she called me. She said she (Sheena) was fine and that she was in the US," Mikhail said.

 

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