“One thing is clear that the death of Sunanda Pushkar was not natural. It was unnatural as per our investigation till now and evidence collected so far. I can say that with certainty,” Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi.
“Have been told that Medical Board’s advice in late Sunanda‘s case has been received. Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deepak Mishra is reviewing progress. Merits shall be ensured,”
Sunanda Pushkar, 51, was found dead at five-star hotel suite in South Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014, a day after her spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on Twitter over Tarar’s alleged affair with Tharoor. Delhi Police had registered a case of murder.
Sudhir Gupta, head of AIIMS Forensic Science department, said the FBI report also said the death was due to poisoning as was concluded by the AIIMS. “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.