Delhi Police for new medical board to examine Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious death


File Pix : Sunanda Pushkar, late wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

File Pix : Sunanda Pushkar, late wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

In yet another attempt to unravel the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, the  Delhi Police has  now urged the Director General of Health Services to form a medical board to examine test reports in connection with Sunanda Pushkar’s death.

A letter was sent to the DG Health Services after the Special Investigation Team probing the case failed to draw any conclusion from the AIIMS medical board’s opinion vis-a-vis the FBI report on Pushkar’s viscera sample and other evidence in the case.

The SIT had earlier written to the AIIMS medical board seeking further clarification on their opinion, but the response of the board is still awaited. Even a day before his retirement, Delhi Police chief BS Bassi had said the case will be taken to its logical conclusion.

The AIIMS medical board’s opinion on the FBI report had suggested that Sunanda, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, died of poisoning with the presence of Alprax found in her stomach.

Last month, the police questioned  Congress MP  and  the husband of  late Sunanda , Tharoor for the third time in connection with his wife’s death. Tharoor was questioned for five hours. According to media reports , Tharoor accompanied by his lawyer answered all the questions in a calm and composed manner.

Sunanda was found dead in her room at a five-star hotel in south Delhi in January 2014. A case of murder was registered in the matter around one year later following which her viscera sample and some other evidence in the case were sent to an FBI laboratory in the USA.

Even after two years the investigations have not made much headway and  Sunanda’s death continues to remain a mystery.