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Sunanda Pushkar was murdered: Delhi Police Commissioner

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New Delhi, Jan 6: The Delhi Police Commissioner has confirmed that Sunanda Pushkar has been 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. What adds to the investigator's suspicion is the medcal report of Sunanda Pushkar, which said she was healthy and did not have Lupus.

Sunanda Pushkar

To be more specific, commissioner BS Bassi said whether she was orally poisoned or injected is yet to be ascertained. "All relevant witnesses were examined by SDM, will examine whoever is required to be examined," said Bassi.

[Read: Sunanda Pushkar death: Injury number 10 confirmed it was murder]

[Read: Sunanda Pushkar murder: I am stunned, says Shashi Tharoor in FB post]

Sunanda was found dead in a five-star hotel room on January 17 2014. Her case took a murkier turn when Dr Sudhir Gupta-the head of the 3-member AIIMS medical team probing her death-alleged that the team was pressurised into giving a tailor-made report.

The autopsy report revealed the names of poisons that cannot be detected in Indian labs but were lethal when administered. These were hallium, polonium 210 (a radioactive substance of which a few milligrams is lethal), nerium oleander, snake venom, photolabile poisons and heroin.

[Read: Sunanda's death mystery: Viscera samples to be sent abroad now]

Moreover, out of the 15 injury marks found on Sunanda Pushkar's body, mark number 10 seemed to be caused by the needle of a syringe. Autopsy report suggested that there were traces of anti-anxiety drug Alprax in her stomach, apart from ethyl alcohol, caffeine, acetaminophen and cotinine in her stomach.

Meanwhile, reactions have started coming in from various quarters of the Congress government. Rashid Alvi, for instance questioned,"FIR is happening after a yr, nw investigation will happen. Police should look into this unbiasedly."

Congress's Renuka Chaudhary too said,"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."

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