Indrani conscious, may return to jail in couple of days

Judicial custody of Indrani and her two co-accused extended till October 19.

Updated - November 17, 2021 02:30 am IST

Published - October 05, 2015 11:12 am IST - Mumbai

A file photo of Indrani Mukerjea.

A file photo of Indrani Mukerjea.

Indrani Mukherjea, prime accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, is conscious and may be shifted back to jail in couple of days.

The judicial custody of Indrani Mukherjea and her two co-accused extended till October 19 by a Mumbai court. Ms. Indrani, being in hospital, was not produced before the court, two other accused deposed before the court via video conferencing.

Ms. Mukherjea regained consciousness on Sunday and was “out of danger” as she responded to the treatment.

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“Indrani continues to be in a state of consciousness from yesterday. Most probably we may start giving her oral strips for further round of treatment,” Dr. T.P. Lahane, Dean of state run JJ Hospital, told PTI on Monday.

48-year-old Mukherjea was on Friday rushed to JJ hospital from Byculla jail in an unconscious condition after she allegedly took an overdose of anti-depressant pills.

To a query whether police may quiz Ms. Indrani on Monday, Dr. Lahane said till now doctors treating her have not permitted her questioning.

Hospital sources, however, said that if Ms. Indrani is in a state to speak, police may be allowed to question her later in the day.

She may also be shifted back to jail by Tuesday or Wednesday evening, sources added.

Dr. Lahane on Saturday had said a report on Indrani’s urine samples from Hinduja Hospital laboratory confirmed that level of benzodiazepine — an anti depressant — was found raised.

Ms. Indrani’s lawyer had moved a local court on Saturday seeking permission to meet her in the hospital and the court sought a report on her health condition.

Wife of media baron Peter Mukerjea, Ms. Indrani was arrested by Khar Police on August 25 for her alleged role in the murder of Sheena, 24, her daughter from an earlier marriage, in 2012.

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

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