INDRANI FAINTED FROM WEAKNESS, NOT OVERDOSE: JAIL OFFICIALS
MUMBAI: Former media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea, accused of her daughter Sheena Bora’s murder, collapsed in jail a week ago, not because of a drug overdose, but because of weakness, the state government and jail authorities said in a media briefing on Saturday.
Indrani was admitted to JJ Hospital for five days after she collapsed in jail on October 2.
Indrani is suffering from chronic Ischaemia, a condition where the supply of blood to the brain is low, said Vijay Satbir Singh, the principal home secretary. She has been prescribed Chlopitab and is also taking vitamin tablets, he said. Sources said Indrani has lost 10kg after she was transferred to the Byculla prison.
“Her treatment at JJ Hospital was based on a clinical condition, but that does not mean she was suffering from drug overdose. Indrani’s clinical picture must have made doctors think it was a case of drug overdose. Her vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse and respiration, were normal. She was never on ventilator support,” Singh said.
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Indrani Mukerjea: In Byculla jail