Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, recorded her statement before Byculla jail officials Tuesday evening in connection with the ongoing probe ordered by the state’s home department to ascertain if there were any lapses or foul play leading to her falling unconscious on October 2 in her jail barrack.
Indrani was discharged from JJ Hospital Tuesday evening. After getting the discharge report that said the “patient was physically and mentally fit”, her statement was recorded by IG (Prisons), Bipin Singh.
“We recorded her statement for around three hours. She has narrated the sequence of events leading to her collapse. This will be corroborated with the statements given by other witnesses before arriving at the reason behind her possible collapse,” said a senior official who did not wished to be named.
Indrani was arrested on August 25 this year in connection with Sheena Bora’s murder. The case was subsequently transferred to the CBI.
On October 2 morning, according to the police, Indrani woke up at 5 am following the jail routine, took a bath, read the Bhagavad Gita — something she “did on most days” — and then complained of feeling dizzy. Around 6 am, two jail doctors were called but when her condition deteriorated, senior doctor Waqar Shaikh was called in from JJ Hospital. She was then rushed to the hospital and admitted to its intensive care unit.
The inquiry officers have recorded the statement of the three doctors. Sources said while Indrani refuted charges that she hoarded the pills she was prescribed or was being supplied medicines by her visitors, she mentioned that the news of her mother’s death had disturbed her.