Sensational details of the death of Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar have come into the public domain that allege that the Sub Divisional Magistrate who “first” inspected the Leela Palace Hotel room where she died had ordered the case to be investigated as one of murder.
As reported by DNA, the magistrate allegedly made the decision after noting the autopsy report, which stated that the cause of death was poisoning and noted the “blunt force” injuries on Ms. Pushkar’s body.
As per DNA, this report was allegedly given to the Delhi Police and was also submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs. Yet, despite the cause of death being viewed as murder, the Delhi Police allegedly didn't file a case under that section at the time. The news report alleges that there was a delay in registration of an FIR for a year due to a decision of then-Commissioner of Police BS Bassi.
Additionally, it was reported that there was an alleged“scuffle” between Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar.
This report was submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs and allegedly reads, “These seems to have caused due to scuffle between Sunanda Pushkar and her Husband Shashi Tharoor as per the statement of their personal attendant Narain Singh.”
DNA claims that a senior police officer who was then investigating the case spoke to them and quotes him saying "The death was mysterious and everything pointed out towards murder from day one.”
Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in her room 345 in the Leela Palace Hotel on January 17, 2014. A number of investigative reports by Republic TV have exposed the Delhi Police for the shortcomings in their action in the case.
Recently, on February 23, the Supreme Court had issued notice to the Delhi Police after leaving open the question of maintainability of Dr Subramanian Swamy's petition seeking a SIT-probe into Sunanda Pushkar's death.