New Delhi/January 17
Congress MP and Indian Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar was on Friday found dead at Leela Hotel in New Delhi here.
As per reports, Sunanda Pushkar was found lying unconscious in the bed by Shashi Tharoor when he returned from AICC session at Tal Katora Stadium after which he informed his personal assistant Abhinav Kumar to call the police. Sunanda was attended by medical staff of Leela Hotel who declared her dead.
“The police was informed at around 8.30 pm and I haven’t seen any suspicious activity in the room as there were no injury marks on her body or any signs of poisoning,” Abhinav said, adding that police have now sealed the room and forensic experts are examining the hotel room number 345 for any clue regarding her death.
Sunanda in her tweet early this morning has said that ‘no one knows when you have go from this wolrd but whatever hanste hue jayenge’.
Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said that a SDM level inquiry has been ordered into the incident under section 176 of IPC as Tharoor couple hasn’t completed 7 years of their marriage and they will be able to comment on the issue after SDM submits its inquest report to them.
Earlier on January 15, Sunanda had accused her husband of having an extra marital affair with Lahore based columnist Mehr Tarar and had even labelled her as an ISI agent. However yesterday Sunanda and Shashi Tharoor, in a joint statement, had claimed that all is well between them and they are a happily married couple but they are disturbed over the controversial tweets.
Police sources said that they haven’t recovered any suicide note from the hotel room and the Tharoor couple were staying in the hotel since yesterday as some renovation work was going on at their house.
Police officials are reportedly pursuing the case from suicide angle and they will able to comment on the cause of death once the postmortem report is out, keeping in mind the sensitivity of the entire case.
New Delhi/January 17