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Surprised FIR doesn’t name Tharoor in Sunanda death case, says Madhu Kishwar


New Delhi: Activist Madhu Kishwar on Tuesday said that it was surprising that former union minister Shashi Tharoor’s name was nowhere mentioned in the FIR registered by the police, in his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death case.

“The needle of suspicion is pointed at Shashi Tharoor. I’ve been saying it from day one that it’s a murder. There were huge conflicts between their relations. I’ve heard that Shashi Tharoor also used to spend Sunanda’s money. However, I am surprised that the FIR does not even name Tharoor,” said Kishwar.

Earlier in the day, the Delhi Police had stated that a case has been registered with regard to the death of Sunanda Pushkar, adding that medical reports have indicated that her demise was due to poisoning.

However, Bassi had denied allegations of deliberate delays in the case, despite the FIR being registered almost a year after Pushkar’s death.

Pushkar, who married Tharoor in 2010, had checked into The Leela Hotel in Chanakyapuri a day before her death on January 17, 2014.

Tharoor’s aides said the couple had checked into the luxury hotel because of renovation work at his Delhi bungalow.

Prior to her death, Sunanda was embroiled in a spat with Pakistan-based journalist, Mehr Tarar, whom she accused of stalking her husband Shashi Tharoor.