Hospital test finds traces of cocaine in Indrani Mukerjea’s urine sample but cops rule out drug overdose

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| Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 18:57
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Indrani Mukerjea

 
MUMBAI: Deepening the Indrani Mukerjea illness mystery, in a fresh twist, IG Prisons, Mumbai has ruled out a drug overdose and has attributed her collapse on October 2nd to physical weakness. According to the jail authorities traces of cocaine, opiates and amphetamines that were found in the urine sample of the former media person were present in negligible limits. The samples were tested by a leading private hospital and not by JJ Hospital where while she was admitted last week.  
 
42-year-old Indrani, the prime accused in her daughter, Sheena Bora’s murder case, was released from JJ Hospital on October 6 and ever since then has denied that she is addicted to drugs.
 
As per recent reports, Indrani is feeling better now and is being treated for chronic ischemia. Foul play, sabotage or attempt to suicide have been ruled out.
 
Earlier several eyebrows were raised over her sudden illness and subsequent medical findings that provoked the State to order a high-level investigation into the matter on Friday.
 
The 9-page discharge summary of JJ Hospital lists out details of Indrani’s medical tests and mentions the presence of amphetamines, benzodiazepines, cocaine, methadone, opiates, phencyclidine and THC (tetra hydro cannabin) in the toxin screening test. 
 
It also mentions that she was under medication and was taking benzodiazepine, an anti-depression drug. However, Mukerjea after being released from JJ hospital recorded her statement with the police and informed IG (prisons) Bipin Kumar Singh that ever since September 26, she had not taken any medicine and also denied any attempt at committing suicide. 
 

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