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The News Minute | October 10, 2014 | 12:50 pm IST

Delhi Police said Friday the forensic evidence available about the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, is "not conclusive".

"The forensic report at the moment is not conclusive, our inquest status in today's date is pending," Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi told reporters here.

Pushkar's latest post-mortem report, leaked Thursday, stated "poisoning" to be the cause of her death.

He said police would draw their conclusion once they get conclusive evidence.

"We believe in the quest for truth and whatever is required in the quest for truth... We have been doing and will continue doing," Bassi said while answering a question about the role of the investigating officer.

"We are competent to carry out the probe...Inquest is pending...And whatever is required will be done," he added.

The revelation came around 10 days after the post-mortem report of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) was submitted to Delhi Police by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Pushkar, 52, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in her room at a five-star hotel in south Delhi Jan 17.


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