During a hearing in the Sunanda Pushkar death case the prosecution on Tuesday made some chilling claims at the Rouse Avenue Court in New Delhi. Naming Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor as the lone accused in the case, the prosecution made allegations which lead one to believe that Sunanda Pushkar was tortured in her marriage. Below are the charges made by the prosecution in the case:
Shashi Tharoor named as lone accused
In 2018, the Delhi Police had named Shashi Tharoor as the lone accused in the case and charged him under Sections 498 A (husband or relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and Section 306 (abetment to suicide). A voluminous 3000-page chargesheet was also filed by the Delhi Police in the matter. Shashi Tharoor was granted bail in the case on July 7. Shashi Tharoor has consistently maintained that the charges against him are “preposterous” and “politically motivated” but the police investigation proves otherwise. Incidentally, the Delhi Police has also faced flak for its lackadaisical approach and for covering up the investigations.
Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in the Leela hotel in New Delhi on January 17, 2014. Despite the 5-year delay, the commencement of the trial in the case could herald a new turn to the high profile case.