“Indrani will soon give her statement to police,” says her doctors

Former media magnate Indrani Mukherjea, prime accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, is conscious and will soon give her statement to police officials, a senior doctor said today.

Dr T P Lahane, Dean of state-run JJ hospital where Indrani is being treated, said the 43-year-old is conscious now and is even talking to doctors.

“Indrani is fully conscious now and is now even talking to doctors. A panel of doctors who are involved in her treatment will decide when to allow police authorities to record her statement. But that should happen soon now,” Lahane told PTI.

He said that her vital parameters are also fine now and is also responding positively to medications.

Meanwhile, a senior state Home Department official, privy to the Investigation of Mukherjea’s alleged drug overdose, has said focus is on ascertaining if she was poisoned through external factors.

He said that prima facie it seems unlikely that she stored the drugs for so many days and then ate all of it at one go. Also, there was no motive for a prison official to have helped her commit suicide.

“When the two logical ways of the drug reaching her seem a very distant possibility, what we are focusing now is if somebody tried to poison her. The investigating officer is recording statements of everybody who comes with contact with Indrani in the jail, including prison officials, other inmates and cooks,” the official said.