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Sunanda Pushkar's body sent to AIIMS for postmortem

New Delhi: The body of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor, was on Saturday shifted to the AIIMS for postmortem as police continued to probe various angles including suicide in the case.Sources said
PTI January 18, 2014 11:49 IST
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New Delhi: The body of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor, was on Saturday shifted to the AIIMS for postmortem as police continued to probe various angles including suicide in the case.

Sources said a postmortem would be carried out around noon by a team of doctors and the report could be available later in the evening.

The body of 52-year-old Pushkar was taken from the Leela Palace Hotel to AIIMS at around 3:30am, sources said.

Meanwhile, Shashi Tharoor was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after he complained of uneasiness and chest pain. Tharoor was initially admitted to the ICU as a precautionary measure.

Pushkar, who was upset over an alleged extra-marital affair between her minister husband Shashi Tharoor and a Pakistani journalist, was found dead in the hotel on Friday night.
Police had on Friday night questioned a number of hotel staff and checked the CCTV footage of the lobby of the third floor of the luxury hotel where she was staying.

Sources in police said call details record of Pushkar was also being checked as part of the probe into her death.

Pushkar was found dead inside the suite no 345 in the hotel where she and her husband had checked in on Thursday.

Investigators said they are screening the call details record of Pushkar as well as her tweets in the last few days.

They said a number of hotel staff, including those who had gone to the suite, were being questioned to corroborate the version of Tharooor and his staff.

The police is also searching the suite thoroughly to see whether Pushkar had used any medicine, they said.

Police sources speaking on condition of anonymity said they suspect it could be a case of suicide.

Pushkar and Tharoor were at the centre of a raging controversy when reports emerged that she was upset over reported text and tweet messages between her husband and Mehr Tarar, a Pakistani journalist.

A joint statement from the couple on Thursday said that they were "happily married" but distressed by "some unauthorized tweets".