According to a NDTV report, he said, "Indrani Madam was strangling Sheena Madam with both her hands". Rai, who has turned an approver in the case, has given an incriminating that Indrani told him she wanted to kill both Sheena Bora and Mikhail.
Rai said that after the plan was hatched via Skype, Indrani flew down to Mumbai and conducted a recce of a few spots, where she chose to dump the bodies, asking him to remember all of them. Rai said that Indrani had discussed the place where Sheena's body would be disposed of with Peter.
The defence of former media baron Indrani Mukerjea, accused of murdering her daughter Sheena Bora, took a big blow on Friday after Mukerjea's driver Shyamwar Rai told a court that Indrani wanted to kill both her children, Sheena and Mikhail.
Rai said Indrani told him to drop her to Bandra and threatened him with "dire consequences" if he shared any information about the crime.
He said that in the same conversation, Indrani referred to him as a trustworthy man and went on to assure him of a "job for life", healthcare for his family and her responsibility for his children's education.
Rai's deposition, nearly a verbatim version of his confession statement before the magistrate's court, detailed the roles of Indrani and Sanjeev in the planning and execution of the murder and the subsequent disposal of Sheena's body. On Peter, Rai told court that after the recce, while returning to Mumbai, he had heard Indrani speak with Peter. "Indrani was always embarrassed by Sheena and Mikhail".
Further describing the series of events he said, "Meanwhile, on April 24, Mikhail Bora, Indrani's son had come to Mumbai. I stopped the vehicle and got petrol in a can". Indrani madam asked me to halt the auto on a side. She disclosed there was a quarrel between her and them over property. The next day, the three drove to Khopoli and disposed of the body by burning it, he said. During the interrogation, he threw light on the Sheena murder. Last year, Rai filed an application seeking pardon by turning an approver in the case.
The deposition is likely to continue on Tuesday. His deposition can be used against the other three accused in the case.