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Drug overdose: Indrani Mukerjea discharged from hospital

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Former media Mukerjea, arrested for the alleged killing of her daughter Bora, was discharged today from the and was taken back to the prison, a said.

Mukerjea, who was admitted in the state-run for the treatment of suspected drug overdose has been brought back to the jail, (prisons) told

Her health condition is better, the hospital's dean Dr S D Nanandkar said.

Mukerjea, 46, was on April 6 admitted to the hospital, where she was brought in a "semi-conscious" condition from her cell in the Jail in south

She subsequently underwent a series of medical tests.

Her urine samples were sent for analysis at a forensic laboratory here and after receiving its report, the hospital authorities said she had an overdose of anti-depressants that were not prescribed to her.

"The reports of her urine sample showed a significant increase in the level of benzodiazepine, a class of anti-depressants," a doctor from the hospital had said, quoting from reports of the at Kalina.

The earlier ordered an inquiry to find out how fell ill in the jail.

The IG (prisons) will submit his report to the department after completing the inquiry.

Mukerjea, the of INX Media, is the prime accused in her daughter Bora's murder case.

Bora (25) was allegedly killed and her body disposed of in a forest area in the neighbouring Raigad district in April 2012, according to the police.

Mukerjea, her former husband and were arrested for the crime. Rai had later turned an approver (prosecution witness) in the case.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 14:55 IST