Sunanda Pushkar's death was unnatural: Delhi Police Commissioner

Jan 15, 2016, 15:17 IST | Agencies

After receiving the observations by the AIIMS in Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar's viscera report, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi confirmed that her death was due to 'unnatural' causes

New Delhi: The case of sensational death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, reached a new stage with the FBI endorsing the AIIMS report of poisoning as the cause and also saying that a ‘dangerous chemical’ was present in her body that may have killed her.

Sunanda Pushkar
Sunanda Pushkar

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said that Sunanda’s death was not natural but ruled out the presence of radioactive material in her viscera.

Sudhir Gupta, head of AIIMS Forensic Science department, said the FBI analysis of stomach, spleen, liver, kidney and urine has endorsed the cause of death saying that ‘the same poison is present in all the viscera’. “It also endorsed the AIIMS post-mortem report saying cause of death is poisoning. However, FBI additionally mentioned the presence of a dangerous chemical which may be cause of the death if given injectable,” Gupta said.

An AIIMS medical board had sent her viscera samples to an FBI lab in Washington last year.

Cong accuses BJP of vendetta politics
Congress accused the BJP of pursuing vendetta politics to hound Shashi Tharoor and other leaders through a series of “innuendos, insinuations and half-baked truths” in the murder of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.

Congress’ chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said Tharoor is not named in the FIR and has fully cooperated with the investigating agencies. “Despite a year having passed, police are still clueless about the cause or the nature of the murder or arresting of the guilty.

But BJP leaders like Subramanian Swamy have carried on with a malicious witchhunt against Tharoor quoting evidence that could only be in possession of investigating agencies”, he added.

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