Mumbai: Bizwoman held for cheque bouncing admitted to ICU

Updated: Aug 25, 2019, 10:18 IST | Vinod Kumar Menon

Senior Police Inspector Gajanan Kabdule of Khar police station said that his staff has been deployed on bandobast duty at JJ

Purnima Mhatre
Purnima Mhatre

A high-profile entrepreneur from Khar, who was arrested on Friday and lodged at Byculla Jail, was rushed to JJ Hospital, after she was found in a semi-conscious state, the same evening.

Purnima Mhatre, 52, who ran the cosmetic centre, Gorgeous Skin Care Clinic, was rushed to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) of JJ, around 11 pm by the jail staff. According to sources at the hospital, when Mhatre was brought in, she was not responding to oral commands or deep-vein stimulus. She was then shifted to the MICU under the care of Dr Wiqar Shaikh.

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The preliminary medical tests are normal, but the treating doctors have put her on forced diuresis, so that any toxic chemical is washed out of the system, said a doctor. By Saturday evening, Mhatre had regained consciousness and even interacted with the treating doctors. However, a source said that it could be a deliberate case of malingering (feigning illness). A senior doctor, however, refused to comment on this.

"We still want to conduct tests, so that we do not miss any underlying health issues," the doctor said. When contacted, Dr Shaikh confirmed that Mhatre was under his care. Meanwhile, JJ Hospital intimated the police about the admission. Senior Police Inspector Gajanan Kabdule of Khar police station said that his staff has been deployed on bandobast duty at JJ.

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Mhatre was arrested on Friday morning by Khar police after Bandra court issued an arrest warrant against her for a cheque bounce case. She was sent to judicial custody.
According to a source, petitioner Subhadra Shah had filed a case against Purnima Mhatre and Savio Gaspar D'Souza in an alleged '90 lakh cheque bounce case. Mhatre's son refused to comment on the case.

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