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Indrani Mukerjea in ICU; Blood test indicates poisoning, drug overdose

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 April 2018, 10:01 AM
Indrani Mukerjea (Photo Source: PTI)
Indrani Mukerjea (Photo Source: PTI)

Sheena Bora murder accused Indrani Mukerjea, who was admitted to South Mumbai's JJ Hospital in a drowsy state in late night on Friday, underwent a series of medical tests including CT scan, ultrasound and MRI.

The scans showed small vessel changes due to her age and blood pressure related issues while a serum acetylcholinesterase blood test pointed towards poisoning or drug overdose.

"Indrani was brought here in disoriented condition. Tests have been done. Preliminary tests point towards poisoning or drug overdose. We're waiting for reports," ANI quoted SD Nanandkar, Dean of JJ Hospital.

According to reports, Indrani was rushed to the emergency ward of the JJ hospital post 11:30 pm on Friday and was later shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) owing to her serious condition. Though her vitals were normal, she was in an altered level of consciousness.

Though Indrani's condition is currently stable, doctors have kept her under observation.

"Her blood pressure, pulse rate, circulatory rates and respiratory rates are normal. There has been an improvement in her health. Earlier, she was not responding to verbal comments but now have started responding to the verbal communication," Medical superintendent Dr Sanjay Surase said.

At the Byculla jail too, Indrani was under treatment for her high blood pressure, diabetes and depression.

Mukerjea, who allegedly abducted and murdered her daughter Sheena Bora on April 24, 2012, was arrested in August 2015. She is currently on trial in Arthur Road Jail. Her husband Peter Mukerjea, ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and former driver Shyamvar Rai were also part of the conspiracy.

The next hearing in the Sheena Bora murder case is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

First Published: Sunday, April 08, 2018 09:28 AM
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