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Indrani Mukerjea conscious, may return to jail in couple of days

Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, is conscious and may be shifted back to jail in couple of days.

Mukerjea regained consciousness on Sunday and was “out of danger” as she responded to the treatment.

“Indrani continues to be in a state of consciousness from Sunday. Most probably we may start giving her oral strips for further round of treatment,” said Dr. T P Lahane, Dean of state run J J Hospital.

48-year-old Mukerjea was on Friday rushed to JJ hospital from Byculla jail in an unconscious condition after she allegedly took an overdose of anti-depressant pills.

To a query whether police may quiz Indrani, Lahane said till now doctors treating her have not permitted her questioning.

Hospital sources, however, said that if Indrani is in a state to speak, police may be allowed to question her later in the day.

She may also be shifted back to jail by Tuesday or Wednesday evening, sources added.

Lahane on Saturday had said a report on Indrani’s urine samples from Hinduja Hospital laboratory confirmed that level of benzodiazepine — an anti depressant — was found raised.

Indrani’s lawyer had moved a local court on Saturday seeking permission to meet her in the hospital and the court sought a report on her health condition.

Wife of media baron Peter Mukerjea, Indrani was arrested by Khar Police on August 25 for her alleged role in the murder of Sheena, 24, her daughter from an earlier marriage, in 2012.

Sheena 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.

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