New Delhi, Jan 6: The Delhi Police Commissioner has confirmed that Sunanda Pushkar was murdered and a case of murder has been registered against unknown assailants under Section 302. He also said that the death was unnatural and due to poisoning that could have been injected or administered orally.
Here are some reactions to the development in Sunanda Pushkar's case.
Shashi Tharoor (Sunanda's husband)
I am stunned to hear that the Delhi Police have filed a case of murder against unknown persons in the demise of my late wife Sunanda. Needless to say I am anxious to see this case is investigated thoroughly and continue to assure the police of my full co-operation.
Subramanian Swamy (BJP leader)
I am happy that police has finally developed nerve to register the FIR, this was a murder of involving money. Shashi Tharoor is a liar, the more he opens his mouth the more trouble he is going to get into. Have to congratulate Dr Sudhir Gupta who withstood tremendous pressure, at the cost of his career.
Ashok Kumar (Sunanda's cousin)
We always knew that this was a case of murder, this decision was delayed.
Rashid Alvi (Congress spokesperson)
So many questions arise as to why Police registered an FIR now.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi (Congress leader)
Let us maintain a sense of balance, this is a complaint/FIR against persons unknown,not yet clear whether its suicide or murder.
Renuka Chaudhary (Congress leader)
This development is preliminary thing for us to react to. Let us get the details of how this murder happened & who did it. These things need to be established.
Nalini Singh (Senior journalist)
Shocking that one year of this huge speculation and now Delhi Police has come to this conclusion. Now we will know how Sunanda died, it won't remain a mystery, her death has not died a death.
B S Bassi (Delhi Police chief)
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. She died due to poisoning. Whether the poison was given orally or injected into her body is being investigated.