Delhi Police say Sunanda Pushkar was Murdered

KL Desk


Sunanda-PushkarThe Delhi police on Tuesday registered a case of murder in Sunanda Puskar’s death, a year after she was found dead in a five-star hotel in New Delhi, media reports said.

Pertinently, 50-year-old Sunanda was an Indo-Canadian businessperson and the wife of then minister of state for human resource development, Congress man Shashi Tharoor in UPA-II.

“The Delhi police on Tuesday said that Sunanda was poisoned and that the poison was either administered to her by mouth or injection. The police have relied on medical and forensic reports while registering a case under section 302 of the IPC,” the reports said.

“We have got the final medical report from AIIMS, and we have been told that it was an unnatural death… It was not a natural death,” Delhi Police chief B S Bassi was quoted as having said in a press briefing at New Delhi.

“She died due to poisoning. Whether the poison was given orally or injected into her body is being investigated,” he said, adding the report from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was received on Dec 29.

A murder case had now been registered against unknown persons at Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar police station, the police chief said.

Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor may also be questioned by Delhi Police. Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in a five-star hotel room on January 17, 2014 in the capital this year.


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