Sheena murder case: Indrani Mukerjea critical, next 48 hours crucial

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Mumbai, Oct 3: Former media magnate Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, is still critical with the next 48 hours going to be crucial for her survival, according to JJ hospital, where she was rushed yesterday from Byculla prison with suspected drug overdose.

"The next 48 hours will be critical for her," J J Hospital Dean Dr T P Lahane told reporters today when asked if she is out of danger.

Sheena murder case: Indrani Mukerjea critical, next 48 hours crucial.
"We can not say that Indrani is out of danger before the next 48 hours. 72 hours are very critical out of which 24 hours have already passed. We will be able to say only after 48 hours whether her condition has improved or not", Lahane said.

He said "she is in a deep sleep right now but her blood pressure and pulse levels are normal. She is not on ventilator support but we are providing her with oxygen because she is not able to breath automatically," he said. "We did not find the drug in the gastric test.

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If the drug must have dissolved in the body we will come to know when we get the urine and blood sample report by tomorrow evening," he said.

Asked if any report has emerged that she had attempted suicide in the prison yesterday where she was lodged under judicial remand, he said "we can not say anything about that for now."

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.

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. Meanwhile, as ordered by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis yesterday, IG (Prison) began a probe, covering all angles, including possible lapses on the part of jail authorities and medical staff there.

Indrani's lawyer also moved a local court seeking permission to meet her in the hospital and court sought a re-report on her health condition.

During the hearing, the CBI, which has taken over the investigation in the Sheena murder case, told the court the probe is at an initial stage and the gravity of the offence is very serious. 

PTI

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