Indrani Mukerjea Admitted to Hospital Again, Dengue Suspected

Published: 28th October 2015 11:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th October 2015 11:12 PM   |  A+A-


MUMBAI: Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, was again admitted to the government-run J J Hospital today.

Earlier, she had been admitted to the hospital on October 2 after she collapsed in the prison, but was discharged a couple of days later. Hospital Dean Dr T P Lahane said Indrani was brought to the hospital from Byculla women's prison this afternoon. He, however, declined to comment on reports quoting the jail sources that Indrani was suffering from suspected dengue.

Earlier in the day, the prison authorities informed a magistrate's court here that Indrani was suspected to have dengue. "We have informed the court that Indrani is suffering from suspected dengue and her platelet count has gone down to 65,000," a jail official said.

Magistrate R V Adone had directed the prison authorities to produce Indrani in view of the application made by CBI seeking her voice samples. Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai are in judicial custody. The three are accused of killing her 24-year-old daughter Sheena and disposing of the body in a forest in April 2012.

On October 2, Indrani was taken to J J Hospital from Byculla womens' prison in an unconscious state, fuelling speculation that she had overdosed on anti-depressant drugs. But the probe by Inspector General (prisons) ruled out the possibility of drug overdose, poisoning or suicide bid, and concluded that she had collapsed only because of weakness.

The CBI is currently probing the Sheena Bora murder case.


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