Published On : Fri, Jan 15th, 2016

Sunanda Pushkar died of poisoning, says FBI, Tharoor to be questioned: Sources


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New Delhi/Nagpur: In a new twist to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar death case, the Federal Bureau of Investigation report on Friday confirmed that she died due to poison, said sources.

After the revelation, the noose will be tightened on Tharoor and he is likely to be questioned again in the death case, said Special Investigation Team sources.

Backing the findings of AIIMS post-mortem report given by Dr Sudhir Gupta in 2014, the FBI report suggested death due to Polonimum-210 or Po-210.

Dr Sudhir Gupta in his report had said Polonium-210, a highly hazardous poison that might have been used to kill Sunanda. Po-210 is a rare and highly radioactive isotope that is not easily available and extremely hard to detect.

The Delhi Police today received the final report of AIIMS in Sunanda death case. Sources said that the FBI report is almost on the same lines and in their report they have detected one more poison which is dangerous to heart.
AIIMS was asked to give its observations on an FBI report submitted in connection with the case.

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi tweeted, “Have been told that Medical Board’s advice in late Sunanda’s case has been received. Deepak is reviewing progress. Merits shall be ensured.”

Sunanda, 52, was found dead in her suite at a five star hotel in south Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014.