New twist in Sunanda Pushkar death mystery

New Delhi, Jan 22: A new twist in Sunanda Pushkar death mystery complicated the case. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in US in its analytical report on Thursday, Jan 21 suggested that she died due to poisoning.

According to the latest report by FBI, Pushkar could have died due to poisoning and Alprax overdose could be the main reason.

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Sunanda Pushkar

FBI, which earlier had endorsed AIIMS's findings, tested the viscera samples of Sunanda. The team, however, overruled reports which have stated about the presence of polonium, an illicit drug or alcohol abuse as cause of death.

52-year-old Pushkar, wife of senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in a hotel in Delhi in 2014. Delhi Police had claimed that her death was unnatural.

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi told the media that Sunanda's death was not natural but ruled out the presence of radioactive material in her viscera.

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Sudhir Gupta, head of AIIMS Forensic Science department, said the FBI report also said the death was due to poisoning as was concluded by the AIIMS.

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