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Indrani Mukerjea hosptalized after suspected suicide attempt through drug overdose

Former media magnate Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in Sheena Bora murder case is likely to remain in a hospital in Mumbai for three more days after a suspected suicide attempt through drug overdose.

Mukerjea, 43, was taken to JJ Hospital in Byculla from prison on Friday after she reportedly overdosed on the drugs. There were rumors that she was upset over her mother's death on Thursday.

TP Lahane, the dean of JJ Hospital, told the media on Saturday, "Indrani Mukerjea is semi-conscious now. We will give her three days to recover fully."

He said, " Her respiration is not normal until now, and until that happens, we won't say she is out of danger."

Lahane said Indrani's stomach wash was collected and will be sent to forensic labs for analysis to determine if she took drugs.

The Maharashtra government transferred the case to the CBI after several controversies over the Mumbai Police's probe and the role of former police commissioner Rakesh Maria, who was suddenly given promotion and transferred.

The CBI in its investigation named Indrani as an accused this week.

Indrani's husband, former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea, has been interrogated several times by police.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed a probe into the alleged drug overdose, the latest twist in the sensational case.