Indrani ​Mukerjea regains consciousness, out of danger, says hospital

Indrani Mukerjea on Sunday regained consciousness.

Updated: Oct 05, 2015, 00:26 AM IST
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Mumbai: Sheena Bora murder case's key accused Indrani Mukerjea on Sunday regained consciousness after being in critical condition for more than 48 hours at JJ Hospital here.

TP Lahane, Dean of JJ Hospital, has said that Indrani is now out of danger.

"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 here, adding, "within 48 hours we will discharge her."

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Lahane had earlier stated that Indrani could not regain consciousness and that doctors were trying hard to revive her from her deep slumber.

"She has not regained consciousness yet but we are trying our best. Indrani is still critical but is responding to treatment. We are closely monitoring her vital parameters," Lahane was quoted as saying by PTI.

He had said that Mukherjea, though not on ventilator support, was being provided with oxygen because she was not able to breath automatically.

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Dr Lahane had yesterday 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 antidepressant 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.

Wife of media baron Peter Mukerjea, Indrani 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.

Indrani's daughter Sheena, 24, was allegedly kidnapped from outside National College in Bandra and strangled to death in a car by Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai.

(With PTI inputs)