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Sunanda Pushkar: ‘unnatural, sudden death’, AIIMS doctors say

Sunanda Tharoor takes on Narendra Modi, also defends PDA with Shashi Tharoor

TNN | Jan 18, 2014, 02.59 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Sunanda Pushkar, who died on Friday night, had “injury marks” on her body and it is a “case of unnatural, sudden ”, one of the doctors who conducted the autopsy said.

“On postmortem examination we can say that it is a case of unnatural sudden death. There were certain injury marks on the body but we can’t divulge details at this point,” said Sudhir Kumar Gupta, head of forensic sciences department at AIIMS.

“We will conclude our report and opinion in a couple of days,” Gupta added.

A three-member team of senior doctors at AIIMS conducted postmortem on the body of Sunanda Pushkar even as police continued to probe various angles including suicide in the case.

Sudhir Gupta had informed earlier that the postmortem was videographed to ensure transparency in the procedure.
Sunanda’s cremation to take place this evening

The last rites of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor, are to be conducted at the Lodhi Road crematorium on Saturday evening.

Sources said some of Pushkar‘s family members, including her brother and son Shiv Menon, visited where postmortem on her body is being conducted by a three-member panel of senior doctors.

Besides police investigation, an inquiry by a sub divisional magistrate has been initiated into Pushkar’s death. Any death within seven years of marriage is legally required to be investigated by the sub-divisional magistrate.

Pushkar and Tharoor were at the centre of a raging controversy earlier this week when reports emerged that she was upset over text and tweet messages exchanged between her husband and Mehr Tarar, a Pakistani journalist. Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in her suite at the Leela Palace hotel on

 

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