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Sunanda Pushkar's brother defends Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: Sunanda Pushkar's brother Rajesh, a serving Colonel in Indian Army, today came out in strong defence of Union minister Shashi Tharoor saying it was "unimaginable" that he could harm Sunanda and sought end
PTI January 25, 2014 19:43 IST
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New Delhi: Sunanda Pushkar's brother Rajesh, a serving Colonel in Indian Army, today came out in strong defence of Union minister Shashi Tharoor saying it was "unimaginable" that he could harm Sunanda and sought end to the rumours that were hurting the family.

In a statement, Rajesh said Sunanda was one of the strongest personalities and to even remotely think that she would do any bodily harm to herself is "preposterous" and "should not be believed".

He also sought speedy investigation into the case "to put an end to the rumours that are hurting" the family. The probe into the high-profile case was transfered to the Crime Branch on Thursday considering its "sensitive nature" and "complexities" involved.

"I have been with both Shashi and my sister throughout their journey together and can say with utmost confidence that they were a couple madly in love with each other. Differences, if any, were momentary and do happen in every household, and we do not believe that they have any bearing on the incident," he said.

Rejecting speculation in the media about Sunanda's death, he said both he and his father were "deeply disturbed" at the "slanderous statements" that have been made in the media regarding her death.