4/17/2018 3:11:59 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor may be charged with abetment of suicide in wife Sunanda Pushkar's death case, reported India Today and Times Now.
India Today was quoting lawyer Ishkaran Singh Bhandari, a close aide of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy, who had filed a case in the Delhi High Court, seeking directions to the police to file charge sheet soon.
However, there was no official confirmation from the Delhi police, added India Today.
"Delhi Police to charge Shashi Tharoor with abetment to suicide and destruction of evidence in Sunanda Pushkar Murder. 10 yrs it can be in Jail. Subramanian Swamy & my PIL in HC had invited all doubters, massive victory today (sic)," tweeted Bhandari.
Tharoor, who was previously Minister of State for External Affairs and is currently Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, was admitted to the Trivandrum Medical College Hospital for a day on April 15 when he had fever and a sore throat. He visited the Mahadeva temple in Kazhakuttam. Thiruvananthapuram, the next day.
His wife, Pushkar, was found dead in a suite in The Leela Hotel in Chanakyapuri, Delhi, on January 17, 2014. The All India Institute of Medical Science confirmed that hers was an unnatural death.
The medical report claimed that 15 injury marks, including a deep teeth bite on the edge of her left palm, a needle prick on her right hand, suggested foul play. She was reported to be depressed at the time.
The police took a year to register a first information report murder charges against 'unknown persons' in Pushkar's death on the basis of the AIIMS medical report that concluded that her death was unnatural and due to poisoning.