Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea, one of the prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case was rushed to a Mumbai hospital in an unconscious state on Friday afternoon.
She was rushed there after she complained of uneasiness and breathing issues. Her condition is serious, according to the dean of Mumbai’s Sir JJ Hospital where she has been admitted.
“Indrani Mukherjea is unconscious since the time she was brought here. Her condition is serious,” Dean TP Lahane told reporters late on Friday. “We think that she consumed some tablets… we are treating her on that basis,” he added.
An official of the Byculla Jail, where she is in judicial custody, said Indrani used to take two pills for epileptic problems, one in morning and one in evening, under the supervision of the jail authorities.
The jail authorities are waiting for her medical report to know what exactly has gone wrong with her.
Indrani was arrested on August 25 for her alleged role in the murder of Sheena Bora, her daughter from a previous marriage, in April 2012.
Along with Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai were also nabbed. Since September 7, Indrani, Khanna and Rai have been lodged in judicial custody.
Mumbai, December 10, 2016: Former media tycoon and Sheena Bora murder case accused Peter Mukerjea on Friday sought the court’s permission to get a laptop in jail to write his autobiography.
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“I want to write an autobiography. For that I need a laptop without internet inside the jail,” Mukerjea urged Special Central Bureau of Investigation Judge H.S. Mahajan during a hearing..
In his handwritten plea, he said it was very difficult to write his autobiography in long-hand. But if permitted, he could work on the laptop for four hours daily and hand it over to the jail authorities afterwards.
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He added that he was 61 years old and suffered from occasional memory lapses and a laptop would be a great help to continue his work.
Mukerjea, who is custody since the past 13 months, also sought the Special Court’s permission to travel to Bengaluru to attend the upcoming wedding of his niece.
The CBI is likely to submit its reply to both applications by Mukerjea on December 14.
Mukerjea, his wife Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and former driver Shyamwar Rai are the prime accused in the gruesome murder of Sheena Bora, who was Indrani’s daughter from a previous marriage, in April 2012.
While Indrani, Khanna and Rai were arrested in August 2015, Mukerjea was taken into custody in November last year.
Earlier this year, Rai turned an approver in return for a pardon in the case.
Mumbai: In a dramatic development, the CBI on Thursday evening arrested former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea in connection with the murder of his step-daughter Sheena Bora, on accounts of hiding important information from CBI.
Peter — the husband of one of the three prime accused and Sheena’s mother Indrani Mukerjea — was picked up from his Worli residence by a Central Bureau of Investigation team on Thursday evening and taken to the CBI office in south Mumbai.
CBI has today (Thursday) arrested Peter Mukerjea in a case relating to the murder of Sheena Bora. Further investigation is on,
Peter, the fourth accused in the case so far, is a former CEO of Star Group and has been charged with criminal conspiracy in the sensational murder case.
Arrested on August 25, Indrani is currently in CBI custody along with two other prime accused — her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamwar Rai.
The CBI earlier on Thursday had filed a charge sheet against Indrani, Khanna and Rai in a Mumbai magistrate court.
Peter is likely to be produced before a court on Friday morning with the CBI expected to seek his remand for custodial interrogation.
In fast-paced developments during the day, the CBI lodged a FIR against Peter, making him the fourth prime accused in the case which the central agency is probing since mid-September.
The sudden arrest has come as an embarrassment for Mumbai police which had questioned him repeatedly after the murder case broke out in late August.
Earlier, there were allegations of Peter’s ‘close proximity’ to certain police officials, and several discrepancies in his statements to the investigators.
Though the real motives behind Sheena’s killing are as yet unclear, speculation revolves around suspected financial and property dealings in various parts of India and even abroad.
Officials hint that the latest development points to possible links between Peter and the other three accused in the case.
According to investigators, Sheena, 24, an employee with a private company in Mumbai, was strangulated in a car on the night of April 24, 2012.
Her body was taken in the vehicle to an isolated spot in the forests near Gagode village in adjacent Raigad district, around 80 km south of Mumbai.
The accused trio poured petrol over the body, set it afire and dumped the half-burnt remains in the thick bushes from where it was found on May 23, a month later, by a local villager.
However, at that time, Raigad police failed to register a complaint in the case and the matter is being separately investigated.
Nearly three years after the killing, forensic and other tests confirmed that the remnants found in the forests were indeed of Sheena.
Mumbai: In a relief for the authorities, Indrani Mukerjea – one of the three prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case – who was admitted to a hospital here in an unconscious state on Friday afternoon, is responding to treatment, a top official said on Saturday.
Dean of Sir JJ Hospital, TP Lahane said Indrani is responding to treatment and is now in a semi-conscious state, and she may fully recover in at least three days.
“She is responding to voice commands, asked for water once but remains in a semi-conscious state. She is also on ventilator to help her breathe, we are waiting for the urine report to determine what could be the exact cause of her present condition,” Lahane told media-persons here on Saturday.
Indrani was rushed to Sir JJ Hospital after she complained of uneasiness and breathing issues around 2 PM on Friday.
Late Friday night, her condition was described serious as a series of medical tests were carried out, according to Lahane.
“We think that she (Indrani Mukherjea) consumed some tablets… we are treating her on that basis,” he added.
A senior home department official Satvir Singh said Indrani was prescribed to take two pills for epileptic problems, one in morning and one in evening, under the supervision of the jail authorities.
However, she apparently hoarded the tablets and took them at one go early on Friday leading to her present condition, he said, adding the matter would be probed.
Indrani was arrested on August 25 for her role in the murder of Sheena Bora, her daughter from a previous marriage, in April 2012.
Along with Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai were also nabbed.
The sensational case was initially handled by Mumbai Police under the supervision of then police commissioner Rakesh Maria and later transferred to the CBI by the Maharashtra government.
The CBI lodged a separate case against the three late last month.
Since September 7, Indrani, Khanna and Rai have been lodged in judicial custody.