Court Clears Shashi Tharoor in Wife’s Death
OVER SEVEN years after his wife, Sunanda Pushkar, was found dead, a Delhi court discharged Shashi Tharoor in a case of abetment of suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.
Sunanda Pushkar was the wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in Delhi on January 17, 2014. The Delhi Police initially registered an FIR against unknown persons on charges of murder, on January 1, 2015. Tharoor was later booked abetment to suicide. While the post-mortem examination opined that the cause of death was poisoning, there were 15 ante-mortem injuries, between 12 hours and four days old, indicating a scuffle.
Over seven years after his wife, Sunanda Pushkar, was found dead, a Delhi court on Wednesday discharged Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in a case of abetment to suicide and cruelty. Tharoor told the court that it was “seven-and-a-half years of absolute torture”. He later released a statement saying that his faith in the judiciary had been “vindicated” and his “long nightmare” was over.