One of the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea, was admitted to Sir J.J. Hospital for treatment of suspected dengue.
She had been complaining of fever and other dengue-related symptoms for a week, they said. A team of medicos from the hospital checked her condition inside the Byculla Jail this morning where she is currently lodged. They later recommended the authorities to shift her from the jail premises to the hospital for better treatment.
This morning, the prison authorities submitted a report to Magistrate R.V. Adone on her health condition, saying her blood platelets level had plummeted to 65,000 and she may be suffering from dengue.
On October 3, Indrani was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition following weakness and spent four days in the ICU before she was discharged.
Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjeev Kumar and her former driver Shyamvar Rai, were arrested in August in connection with the killing of her 24-year old daughter Sheena in April 2012 and later disposing off her partly-burnt body in the forests near Raigad.
The three have been in custody since over two months and the case has now been taken over by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).