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Indrani critical, no trace of drug in stomach

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MUMBAI, Oct 3 - Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, is still critical with the next 48 hours going to be crucial for her survival, according to JJ Hospital, where she was rushed yesterday from Byculla prison after she had fallen unconscious.

Though she was suspected to have collapsed due to drug overuse, reports of her stomach wash were found �negative,� while results of the blood and urine samples sent to the forensic laboratory are expected by tomorrow, which will determine what made her pass out.

The JJ Hospital report also said there was no drug trace found in the gastric test conducted there.

Briefing reporters on her condition, JJ Hospital Dean Dr TP Lahane said, �We cannot say that Indrani is out of danger before the next 48 hours. We will be able to say only after 48 hours whether her condition has improved or not.�

�She is in a deep sleep right now, but her blood pressure and pulse levels are normal. She is not on ventilator support, but we are providing her oxygen because she is not able to breath automatically,� Dr Lahane added.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Government said that a probe by the IG (Prisons) into suspected drug overdose by Indrani would be completed in a week�s time and a case would be filed if criminality is found.

Principal Home Secretary (Prisons) Vijay Satbir Singh said the probe would cover all aspects, including whether the medicines or any other toxic substance she consumed were prescribed by doctors and if there was an overdose and how it happened. The probe will also ascertain if there was any negligence or foul play, he said.

Forty three-year-old Indrani was on Mirtaz, an anti-depressant, and Etizolan, a sleeping pill, he said. � PTI

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Indrani critical, no trace of drug in stomach

MUMBAI, Oct 3 - Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, is still critical with the next 48 hours going to be crucial for her survival, according to JJ Hospital, where she was rushed yesterday from Byculla prison after she had fallen unconscious.

Though she was suspected to have collapsed due to drug overuse, reports of her stomach wash were found �negative,� while results of the blood and urine samples sent to the forensic laboratory are expected by tomorrow, which will determine what made her pass out.

The JJ Hospital report also said there was no drug trace found in the gastric test conducted there.

Briefing reporters on her condition, JJ Hospital Dean Dr TP Lahane said, �We cannot say that Indrani is out of danger before the next 48 hours. We will be able to say only after 48 hours whether her condition has improved or not.�

�She is in a deep sleep right now, but her blood pressure and pulse levels are normal. She is not on ventilator support, but we are providing her oxygen because she is not able to breath automatically,� Dr Lahane added.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Government said that a probe by the IG (Prisons) into suspected drug overdose by Indrani would be completed in a week�s time and a case would be filed if criminality is found.

Principal Home Secretary (Prisons) Vijay Satbir Singh said the probe would cover all aspects, including whether the medicines or any other toxic substance she consumed were prescribed by doctors and if there was an overdose and how it happened. The probe will also ascertain if there was any negligence or foul play, he said.

Forty three-year-old Indrani was on Mirtaz, an anti-depressant, and Etizolan, a sleeping pill, he said. � PTI

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