The prime accused in the sensational murder case of her daughter Sheena Bora, Indrani Mukerjea, has regained consciousness according to media reports and is “out of danger”, hospital authorities said , two days after she was rushed from jail in a serious condition.
“She is out of danger. She is now conscious. She is drowsy. When you ask her, she responds by oral command. We have just given her water to drink and she has consumed it. Her condition is better,” Dr T P Lahane, Dean of state run J J Hospital told reporters : “within 48 hours we will discharge her.” “We will keep her under observation for the next 24-48 hours,” said Lahane. Soon after she was rushed to hospital in critical state , many widely believed that Indrani had attempted to commit suicide by consuming the pills.
Dr Lahane had said a report on Indrani’s urine samples from Hinduja hospital laboratory confirmed that level of benzodiazepine – an anti-depressant – was found raised. “Normally if a patient is on anti-depressant drug the level of benzodiazepine in urine is 200. But the level of benzodiazepine is 2088 as per the Hinduja report. The report is positive for drug overdose. Anti-epileptic drugs has already been ruled out. The (test) has come negative.It is only the anti-depressant that has caused the thing (collapse),” he had said.
Earlier, contradictory reports had emerged about her condition with the Hinduja hospital confirming she’d had an overdose of anti-anxiety tablets and the government-run forensic science Lab in Kalina saying there was no evidence of overdose.
Meanwhile, principal home secretary (Prisons) Vijay Satbir Singh said the probe is looking into all aspects including whether the medicines or any other toxic substance she consumed were prescribed by the doctors and if there was an overdose, how did that happen. The probe is also looking if there was negligence or foul play and action would be taken against those found responsible, he had said.
Mukerjea, who is married to former CEO of Star India Peter Mukerjea, had been given the medicines by doctors.
In mysterious murder case , Indrani is accused of murdering her daughter Sheena Bora along with her first husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyam Rai in April 2012. The next morning, her body was allegedly set on fire in a forest near Raigad.