Indrani Out of Danger, Cause of Illness Remains a Mystery

Doctors accept FSL report, rule out drug overdose; probe on to check if there’s foul play

Published: 05th October 2015 05:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2015 05:33 AM   |  A+A-


A file photo of Indrani Mukerjea and her daughter Sheena Bora L. |PTI

MUMBAI: Almost two days after she was rushed to the JJ Hospital in an unconscious state, Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, regained consciousness Sunday afternoon, soon after which doctors declared she was out of danger.

As there were contradictory reports on the level of anti-depressant drugs in Indrani’s body, the doctors accepted a report of the state-run Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) which has ruled out any possibility of drug overdose. Another report, prepared by PD Hinduja Hospital, run by a charitable trust, had mentioned that anti-depressant drug level in her body was higher. “We have accepted the findings of the FSL as its report is authentic and reliable. We have been giving her treatment on the basis of clinical findings and she is responding to our treatment,” said Dr TP Lahane, Dean of the JJ Group of Hospitals.

The report, however, has raised a question mark over the reasons behind Indrani’s illness. “The exact reason behind her unconsciousness will be clear only after going through the medical history and the course of treatment,” Lahane said. He said Indrani was out of danger but will be kept under observation for 48 hours. “She is now conscious but drowsy. When you ask her, she responds by oral command. We gave her water to drink and she consumed it. Her condition is better. We will consult a psychiatrist and seek opinion before discharging her,” he said.The police are investigating whether Indrani’s hospitalisation was a result of negligence or foul play.

The judicial custody of the three accused in this case, including Indrani and her driver Shyam Rai and former husband Sanjeev Khanna, ends Monday.

The CBI, which has taken over the investigation from the city police, is likely to seek their custody. Meanwhile, it has emerged that Indrani had written three letters to her husband Peter Mukerjea from jail but did not get a reply.


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