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Indrani Mukerjea could have attempted suicide: media reports

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 5:17 IST

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 today.

Quoting, police sources, NDTV reported that it could be a case of attempted suicide.

"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. Indrani was rushed to JJ hospital from Arthur-road jail yesterday afternoon in an unconscious condition after she allegedly overdosed on anti-epileptic pills.

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, wife of media baron Peter Mukerjea, was arrested by Khar police on August 25 for her alleged role in the murder of Sheena, her daughter from an earlier marriage, in 2012.

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.


First published: 3 October 2015, 11:52 IST