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Sunanda was murdered

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Jan 6 � 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, reports PTI.

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 administered 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.

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 or injected and they have told us other things as well,� Bassi said.

Bassi said since tests to find out the quantum and nature of the poison cannot take place in India, the police have decided to send samples abroad for examination.

�So it was necessary that a case be registered. We have registered a case and we will investigate,� he said in reply to questions.

Asked whether Tharoor would be questioned in the light of the latest development, Bassi said, �Now as we have registered a case of murder, all those people who were connected with the case will be examined.�

Tharoor stunned: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said he was �stunned� over Delhi Police registering a murder case in connection with death of his wife Sunanda a year ago and sought �full information� from the investigators on the basis of which the conclusion was arrived at.

Calling for a �comprehensive investigation� into the case so that �unvarnished truth� comes out, he said he would continue to extend full cooperation to the police.

�I am stunned to hear that the Delhi Police have filed a case of murder against unknown persons in the demise of my late wife Sunanda. Needless to say I am anxious to see this case is investigated thoroughly and continue to assure the police of my full co-operation,� Tharoor said in a statement.

The former Union Minister also requested the police for copies of the postmortem and CFSL reports, saying that he had not been given these till date.

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