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Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy report submitted, Shinde asks police to hasten probe

New Delhi: The autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor who died on Friday, has been submitted to a subdivisional magistrate (SDM), a doctor who conducted the postmortem said on Monday.
IANS January 20, 2014 21:14 IST
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New Delhi: The autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor who died on Friday, has been submitted to a subdivisional magistrate (SDM), a doctor who conducted the postmortem said on Monday.

"The report has been given to SDM Alok Sharma. It will reveal all the facts," Sudhir Kumar Gupta, head of the department of forensic medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said.

In the initial postmortem conducted on Saturday, the doctors alluded that it was a "case of unnatural, sudden death".

The doctors preserved biological samples to be tested in the laboratory for ascertaining the cause of death.

Police investigators, however, said it could be a case of drug overdose or overdose of sleeping pills but added that things would be clear only after the detailed autopsy report was read.

Sunanda Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her room at Leela Palace hotel here on Friday.

Shinde asks police to hasten probe

Meanwhile, home minister Sushilkumar Shinde said he has asked Delhi Police to expedite the investigation into the death of Sunanda Pushkar.

"He (Tharoor) has written to me for an expeditious probe. I have already talked to the people concerned and they are doing it," Shinde told reporters on the sidelines of a function in New Delhi on Monday.

Tharoor Sunday wrote a letter to Shinde, urging him to issue instructions for expediting the probe into the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, who was found dead in a hotel room January 17.

Tharoor said he was "horrified to read the reckless, rampant speculation" in the media. The union minister of state for human resource development offered his full cooperation in the probe into the death of his 52-year-old wife, and said the truth should emerge at the earliest.

Doctors on Saturday said Pushkar died an "unnatural, sudden death," and her body bore "injury marks".