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Sunanda Pushkar death: Police registers murder case

Sunanda and Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: In a sensational twist to the mysterious death of Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar, Delhi Police today registered a case of murder after a medical report said her death was unnatural and was caused due to poisoning but nobody has been named as a suspect as yet.

Disclosing this, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi did not rule out questioning Tharoor, now a Congress MP and a former Union Minister.

It was not clear whether she had consumed the poison on her own or it was administerd forcefully or by injection, he said.

Nearly a year after 51-year-old Sunanda was found dead in a luxury hotel here on January 17, Delhi Police filed the case of murder under section 302 of the IPC but no one has been named in the FIR.

“Nobody has been named in the case,” Bassi told reporters in reply to questions.

Sunanda’s death had created a sensation as it came hot on the heels of a bitter spat between the couple over the twitter over his alleged affair with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar.

“On 29th December, the medical board of AIIMS has given us a report. The main thing they have informed us is that the death is unnatural and not natural. Secondly, it is due to poison that could have been taken orally given or injected and they have told us other things as well,” Bassi said.

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