Updated: November 25, 2015 2:26:36 am
Five days after she was murdered, Sheena Bora was bequeathed two houses in Assam in the final will of her grandmother and legal guardian Durgaranee Bora, in spite of objection to her engagement to Rahul Mukerjea. Durgaranee Bora left her daughter Indrani Mukerjea with nothing stating she had no contact with her for two decades.
Executed in Guwahati on April 30, 2012 and not knowing Sheena had been killed by then, Durgaranee revoked her previous wills and stated that following her death, Upendra Kumar (Indrani’s uncle) would be owner of her property and following his death, Mekhail and Sheena, 26 years and 25 years at that time would inherit it. She named the siblings as sole beneficiaries.
Indrani finds mention in the will when Durgaranee explains the reason for exclusion. “After obtaining divorce from her ex-husband, Mr S Das, she has been living separately for about 20 years and since then has no connection with me and my husband and two children Miss Sheena Bora and Sri Mekhail Bora,” the will states, adding the grandparents legally adopted the siblings with Indrani’s consent.
Durgaranee also made some revisions in the last will of 2009, in respect to Sheena. “It is pertinent to mention that due to some recent developments in the nature of marriage of my granddaughter Sheena Bora (with Rahul), without our knowledge and consent and the fact that she left us alone with my husband and my grandson and have decided to settle with her husband, therefore, I do hereby revoke/cancel my previous ‘will’ executed on 4th of November, 2009,” the will reads. The fresh will, however, made arrangements for Sheena.
Durgaranee bequeathed a 2160 square feet two-storey house in Assam to Mekhail. Sheena was given two Assam-type houses behind the two-storey house, “out of love and affection although my granddaughter Smt Sheena Bora has left us”. The will values all properties at Rs 3 crore.
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