Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, is being treated for chicken pox within the jail premises and will be taken to JJ hospital only if needed, said an official from the prison department.
“A doctor from Sir JJ hospital has examined her and administered medicines,” said jail superintendent CA Indurkar.
Indurkar also said that no other inmate had suffered from chicken pox in the jail.
“A doctor from JJ Hopspital is treating her (Indrani) inside the jail. We will take her to the hospital if needed. No one else has caught the virus. She told us that she was playing with a child of an inmate who had the pox. The girl was later taken to a hospital with her mother for treatment from where the dup managed to escape,” said Indurkar.
This is the second time that Indrani has fallen sick. Last time she had lost consciousness after allegedly overdosing on medicines and was rushed to JJ hospital. She was sent back to the prison after her health improved.
On April 24, 2012, Peter Mukerjea’s wife Indrani, Khanna and Rai had allegedly strangulated Indrani’s daughter Sheena Bora, and later disposed of her body in a thickly forested area in Gagode village of Raigad district. The murder came to light after the arrest of her driver, Rai, in an Arms Act case. Indrani was arrested on August 25 last year. Later, the CBI arrested her husband, Peter.