Indrani Mukerjea, INX Media co-founder and an accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, was on Thursday shifted back to Byculla jail from JJ hospital. She was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, as she was suffering from fever, which the doctors in the jail suspected could be dengue. Doctors said she is currently suffering from post fever thrombocytopenia, a condition where blood platelets drop after a bout of fever.
The doctors at the hospital confirmed Mukerjea did not have dengue. Earlier, doctors suspected she could be suffering from the disease, as her blood platelet count was low.
Dr TP Lahane, dean, JJ Hospital, said, “Her dengue tests turned out to be negative and she is recovering well. Her blood platelet count, which was 78,000 on Wednesday, went up to 98,000 on Thursday. So she was discharged her at 4pm.” The normal platelet count is between 1,50,000 to 4,50,000 platelets for a microlitre of circulating blood.
Earlier this month, Mukerjea had collapsed in her barrack in the Byculla prison, in what was suspected to be a case of overdosing on medicines. The forensic science laboratory report, however, rubbished the theory. Mukerjea has been in the prison since September, and has been suffering from health issues, including sleeplessness and depression.
The media honcho has been arrested for allegedly conspiring to murder of Bora, with her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai. Investigations revealed the body was burned and dumped in Raigad.