Indrani Mukerjea's condition critical due to drug overdose; Maha govt orders inquiry

Indrani Mukerjea, was rushed to the JJ Hospital here after she complained of chest pain.

Updated: Oct 03, 2015, 01:10 AM IST
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Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea, who has been charged with the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, was rushed to JJ Hospital here on Friday after she complained of chest pain.

As per JJ Hospital Dean,TP Lahane, Indrani was brought to the hospital at 2pm. She was unconscious since the time she was brought to the hospital.

“We think that she (Indrani Mukherjea) has consumed some tablets, we are treating her on that basis. Will take 24 hours to assess and then will see what is her response. At present, her condition is serious,” Lahane was quoted as saying by ANI.

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Furthermore, Maharashtra Home Department has ordered inquiry into the drug overdose.

The inquiry will cover all angles, including how Indrani managed to get hold of the tablets, a senior official of the Chief Minister's office told PTI.

The 43-year-old former media executive is lodged in Arthur Road Jail under judicial custody. She was taken to the hospital after she complained of "uneasiness", said DCP (Detection-1) Mohan Dahikar.

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Yesterday, Indrani's 83-year-old mother Durga Rani Bora had passed away at her residence.

Bora, who was bed-ridden for long, and was taken care of by her husband and grandson Mikhail Bora breathed her last at her Sundarpur area residence in Assam.

The CBI has taken over the probe in the high-profile murder case of Sheena Bora and registered a case in New Delhi against Indrani and two others for allegedly hatching a criminal conspiracy to kill her.

The CBI filed the case under various sections of Indian Penal Code including criminal conspiracy, murder, abduction, destruction of evidence, causing hurt by giving poison and Arms Act.

25-year-old Sheena was murdered on 24 April, 2012, and her body was burnt and disposed off in a forest in Raigad district the next day.

(With Agency inputs)