Sunanda Pushkar's death: Shashi Tharoor gets clean chit

Sunanda's death: Shashi gets clean chit
New Delhi, Jan 21: Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor has been given a clean chit in his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death probe.

The autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar was given to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate Alok Sharma by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) stating drug overdose may have caused her death.

According to media reports, Delhi Police have said that Tharoor has been given a clean chit based on the testimony of a witness who saw Pushkar alive two hours after Tharoor had left the five-star hotel in Delhi where she was found dead. The physical injuries found on Mrs Tharoor's body were unrelated to her death.

Sunanda, 52, was found dead in her hotel room in Leela Palace in New Delhi's Chanakyapuri on Friday.

As the marriage of Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor was over three years, the inquest proceeding into her death was overseen by the sub divisional magistrate. Tharoor was questioned about his alleged relationship with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar.

Tharoor also wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, saying that he was "horrified" to read the "reckless speculations" over the matter in the media. Promising full cooperation in the probe, he urged the minister to instruct for a speedy investigation for the truth to come out at the earliest.

On January 17 evening, Sunanda's dead body was found in Romm No.345 of the Hotel Leela Palace in New Delhi. Sunanda's final rites were performed at the Lodhi Road crematorium on Saturday afternoon.

With agency inputs

OneIndia News

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