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Delhi police says Sunanda Pushkar was murdered

Delhi police on Tuesday said that Sunanda Pushkar, wife of former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, who was found dead in a South Delhi hotel on January 17, 2014, was in fact murdered.

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said, “Delhi police have registered an FIR under section 302 in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case. The medical report says she was poisoned. We do not know yet whether it was oral or injected, the matter is being investigated.”

He further added, “The medical boards report says that her death was unnatural and was due to poisoning. An FIR has been registered, whatever is required will be done,” Bassi said.

A team of AIIMS doctors had submitted a fresh report to police on the mysterious death of Sunanda, maintaining that she died of poisoning.

Sunanda was found dead in a 5-star hotel in South Delhi on the night of January 17, a day after her Twitter spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar over an alleged affair with Tharoor. The probe into the case was handed over to the Crime Branch on January 23. However, the case was transferred back to the South District police two days later on January 25.

Delhi Police had recently begun the investigation once again from scratch and several people, including the staff of the five-star hotel, where Sunanda was found dead, and the personal staff of Tharoor, who was then a Union Minister, have been quizzed in recent days.sunanda


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