Indrani Mukherjea now semi conscious, but not out of danger; CM orders probe

In the latest twist in the Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea was hospitalised at JJ Hospital on Friday afternoon after over three weeks in judicial custody, and has yet to gain consciousness.

FP Staff October 04, 2015 08:33:08 IST
Indrani Mukherjea now semi conscious, but not out of danger; CM orders probe

Mumbai: Former media magnate Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, is in a semi conscious state and will have to remain for next three days in hospital where she was rushed after suspected drug overdose, a senior doctor said on Saturday.

In the latest twist in the Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea had been hospitalised at JJ Hospital on Friday afternoon.

Indrani Mukherjea now semi conscious but not out of danger CM orders probe

File image of Indrani Mukerjea. PTI

"Indrani is in a semi conscious state and will be under treatment and observation at the hospital for three more days," T P Lahane, Dean of JJ hospital told PTI this morning.

"Necessary blood and urine tests were carried out and a team of CBI officials was also briefed on her medical condition," another doctor at the hospital said.

According to TP Lahane, dean, JJ Hospital, "We think she has consumed some tablets, we are treating her on that basis."

Television reports suggest that a grief-stricken Indrani had requested some tablets, after her mother Durga Bora passed away in Guwahati on Thursday. The pills have reportedly been sent for testing.

Lahane said Indrani's stomach wash has been collected and will be sent for forensic analysis to conclusively determine if she consumed the drugs.

It is suspected that Indrani went into depression after learning about the demise of her mother in Guwahati on Tuesday. JJ hospital doctors were given prison records that showed Indrani was taking anti-epilepsy medicines since September 11.

"There is a possibility that she collected the pills and consumed them all at once. She came to us in an unconscious state. She has also developed respiratory distress," the doctor said. Indrani has been admitted to the critical care unit on the second floor of the hospital.

Indrani has been lodged at Arthur Road Jail after she was taken into judicial custody on 7 September. On 25 August, she was arrested for her alleged involvement in the April 2012 murder of Sheena Bora.

Sheena was Indrani's daughter from a previous relationship, and her ex-husband (not Sheena's father) Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai are co-accused in the case.

Indrani's husband Peter Mukerjea has also been interrogated in connection with the murder. During Indrani's interrogation, the police reportedly referred to her as a 'tough to crack'.

Sheena, 24, was allegedly kidnapped from outside National College in Bandra and strangled to death in a car by Indrani, her former second husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered an inquiry into the incident. The probe will cover all angles, including from where she get hold of the pills, a senior official said.

With Inputs From PTI

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