The FBI report ruled out poisoning

Sunanda death AIIMS submits forensic report to police will Tharoor be grilled again
news Sunanda Pushkar Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:55

In a fresh twist in the Sunanda Pushkar death case, Delhi police on Friday said that they have received a report from AIIMS Medical Board opinion on the death.

Multiple television reports suggest that the AIIMS report might re-confirm that poisoning was the cause of death.

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi confirmed this development on Twitter on Thursday morning.


The AIIMS board was to give opinion on the FBI report which had ruled out any radioactive poisoning.

With these, there are speculations that her husband and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor will be questioned again to probe the death.

Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was found dead at her room in Leela Hotel in New Delhi in January 2014 under mysterious circumstances.

Just prior to her death, Pushkar along with her husband checked into the hotel a couple of days earlier.

It was reported in the days leading up to the death, the couple had heated arguments.
Her public spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar days before her death was also a much publicized issue.

There were reports saying post-mortem report hinting the presence of radioactive polonium isotopes in the body.

In November last year, U.S.’s FBI’s lab report of Sunanda Pushkar’s viscera samples has ruled out polonium or any other radioactive poisoning as the cause of death after viscera samples were sent to US in February after doctors at AIIMS confirmed that poison responsible for the death could not be identified with the existing infrastructure.

In another development BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had declared on Thursday that he will file a PIL on Pushkar’s death on January 17 in the capital.

Tharoor had been previously questioned by police following the death.


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