Indrani Mukerjea, the former head of INX Media who is in custody over the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, was rushed to the state-run JJ Hospital in Byculla, Mumbai late on Friday night. Doctors said that she was rushed to the emergency ward in a delirious condition.
Mukerjea was admitted to the hospital after complaining of uneasiness and difficulty in breathing, confirmed Deputy Commissioner of Police Virendra Mishra.
According to a senior doctor at the hospital, she was brought in at 11.15 pm in a drowsy state. She underwent blood tests and a physical examination before being admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit. Her stomach wash has been sent for analysis, the police added.
Medical superintendent Dr Sanjay Surase said today, “We are still evaluating her. Currently, she has been shifted to the critical care unit from the emergency ward for observation. Her condition is stable.”
Mukerjea, the co-founder of INX media, is currently lodged in Byculla women’s jail. She was present in court on Friday afternoon before a Special CBI Court hearing the case. She was taken back to jail at around 5 pm. Mukerjea complained of difficulty in breathing around 10.30 pm and was taken to the hospital by prison authorities, an official said.
This is not the first time that Mukerjea has been rushed to the hospital in a semi-conscious condition. In 2015, she was admitted to JJ for a suspected drug overdose. She had remained hospitalized for nearly a week, even as conflicting reports arose on what led to her hospitalization.
The case history forwarded by the Byculla prison superintendent on Friday disclosed that symptoms of chronic small vessel ischemic changes are appearing. Further her blood pressure was fluctuating and remained at a high level. It also revealed that sometime inside the jail said she was suffering from blackouts. It further revealed that she had lost substantial weight and was “found disturbed inside the cell”.
Sheena (24) was abducted and murdered on 24 April 2012, allegedly by her mother Indrani, Indrani’s former husband Sanjeev Khanna, and driver Shyamvar Rai in conspiracy with Peter Mukerjea. Sheena’s body was dumped of the next day at a deserted spot in Raigad. Rai was arrested on 21 August 2015, in an illegal arms case and later revealed the alleged details of the Sheena murder.