Wife of cop who probed Sheena Bora murder case found dead, missing son prime suspect

Radhika Dhawad | May 25, 2017 18:50

Sheena Bora (indianexpress)
Sheena Bora (Pic source: Indian Express)

Inspector Dyaneshwar Ganore, who investigated Sheena Bora murder case, found his wife lying in blood after coming home at 3:30 am from work in Mumbai few days back. Deepali Ganore, who was lying in blood, had a knife and a note in blood next to her. Apparently, their 21-year-old son Siddhant, who was missing since then, is considered to be the prime suspect in the case.

As per the police, Ganore tried to contact his wife and son on their cellphones after ringing the doorbell several times. But when their phones were found switched off, Ganore frantically tried to locate the house keys only to find them in a dustbin outside the door.

Mumbai Police spokesperson, DCP (Operations) Rashmi Karandikar, said, “When Ganore entered his house, he found his wife on the bed with stab wounds around her neck.”

The police said that the note, which was written in blood, read, “Tired of her. Catch me, hang me,” with a smiling face. The knife, which was used to stab Deepali at least three to four times in the neck, was found on a bedside table.

Deepali (42), had studied law in the UK and was a housewife. She was at home with Siddhant (19), who was on a vacation from college.

The murder probe is revolving around Siddhant, who’s the couple’s only child. He’s a first-year BSc student at National College in Bandra, Mumbai. Police said, “Siddhant, who had received his results on Wednesday, had failed in his first-year examinations.”

“He has left his cellphone at home and we’re looking for him,” said Mahadeo Vawhale, senior inspector, Vakola police station.

Ganore, who lives in the Santa Cruz area, was a part of the first team to investigate the sensational case of Sheena Bora in 2012, who was murdered allegedly by her mother Indrani Mukerjea. Sheena’s stepfather, Peter Mukerjea, who was the media boss, is also accused in the murder. The murder was discovered three years later when the remains of Sheena’s body were found, after Indrani’s driver was questioned for an altogether different offence.