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Sunanda death case: Evidence of drug overdose in her body

New Delhi: There was no trace of alcohol in the body of Sunanda Pushkar though some evidence of presence of anti-depressant drug was likely, AIIMS sources said yesterday.Doctors at the AIIMS, where a three-member board
PTI January 20, 2014 8:05 IST
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New Delhi: There was no trace of alcohol in the body of Sunanda Pushkar though some evidence of presence of anti-depressant drug was likely, AIIMS sources said yesterday.

Doctors at the AIIMS, where a three-member board of doctors performed the postmortem yesterday, had said the death was “sudden and unnatural”.

AIIMS sources yesterday said the doctors have not found any trace of alcohol in the body. But presence of Alprazolam, which belongs to a group of psychoactive drugs used as sedatives, cannot be ruled out.

Investigators had recovered an empty strip of Alprax from the hotel room.

Media reports had speculated that a combination of alcohol and anti-depressants could have caused her death.

AIIMS doctors have preserved certain “biological samples for toxicological analysis as well as visco-pathological examination.”