Byculla women’s prison authorities on Wednesday informed a metropolitan magistrate court in Mumbai that Indrani Mukerjea, the main accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, was suffering from suspected dengue.
“We have informed the court that Mukerjea is suffering from suspected dengue and her platelet levels have gone down to 65,000,” a jail official said.
He said doctors from the JJ hospital were attending to Indrani in the prison and if it’s imperative to admit her, then she will be taken to the hospital.
The jail officer’s report, submitted to magistrate RV Adone, came after the court on Tuesday directed the prison authorities to produce Indrani in view of the application by the CBI seeking her voice samples.
The central probe agency has told the court it collected some call records which purportedly featured her voice, and therefore it wanted her voice sample for verification.
The local court on October 19 had extended the custody of Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai till October 31.
On September 7, a fortnight after their arrest and prolonged interrogation, the court had remanded Indrani and Rai to judicial custody till September 21, which was later extended till October 5 and further till October 19. On September 8, Khanna too was remanded in judicial custody.
Indrani, Khanna and Rai have been arrested on the charge of murdering 24-year-old Sheena and disposing of her body in Maharashtra’s Raigad forest in April 2012.
The police had exhumed remains of a body from Raigad forest and later claimed that digital superimposition of the profile of Sheena had matched with the skull recovered from the forest.
The police have also extensively grilled Indrani’s husband Peter Mukerjea, though he is not an accused in the case. Others questioned in connection with the case include Peter’s son Rahul Mukherjea and Vidhie, daughter of Indrani and Sanjeev Khanna.