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    Shashi Tharoor charged with abetment to suicide in Sunanda Pushkar death case

    By Deepika

    Delhi Police have filed the chargesheet in Sunanada Pushkar death case in Delhi's Patiala House court. The police have mentioned Sunanda's husband, Sashi Tharoor's name in the chargesheet.

    Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor

    The Congress leader has been charged under sections 498 A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.

    The chargesheet, which includes several annexures, said that Pushkar died within three years, three months and 15 days of her marriage with Tharoor, who is the Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram.

    The chargesheet concluded that Pushkar killed herself and hence no one has been charged with murder. It mentions marital discord as the cause of suicide and says that one party led the other to commit suicide.

    According to the reports, the chargesheet mentions marital discord as the cause of suicide and says that one party led the other to commit suicide.

    The affidavit was filed on a plea filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into Pushkar's death.

    Wife of senior Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple had entered into wedlock on August 22, 2010.

    An FIR was registered by the Delhi Police on January 1, 2015 against unknown persons under section 302 of the IPC (murder).

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