Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in room number 345 of five-star Leela hotel in Capital’s Chanakyapuri. She is believed to have committed suicide by consuming an overdose of sleeping pills, though the police are still investigating the death. A mandatory SDM inquiry will also take place since the couple had been married for less than seven years.
A post-mortem will be conducted at AIIMS today.
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The hotel staff had to break into the room around 8:30 pm after she did not respond to repeated knocks on the door by her husband Tharoor. She was found sprawled on the bed and had been dead for “at least a few hours”, according to the police. Tharoor had just returned after spending the entire day at AICC session. He informed the police about Sunanda’s death.
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He had tweeted just an hour earlier about how he will not be going for the Jaipur Literature Fest because of Sunanda’s ill-health. “My wife’s illness means I need to be with her and will miss all 5 events of #JaipurLitFest 2014. Have promised to atone in 2015,” he tweeted.
Last seen at 3.30PM at The Leela, Sunanda Pushkar’s hotel room was sealed by the police at 9.10PM.
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In the middle of a controversy involving Tharoor and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, Sunanda was distraught and depressed, and had checked in into Leela on Thursday morning. Sunanda was also undergoing treatment for TB and had other health issues too, according to her friends.
This is Sunanda Pushkar’s Twitter page, she tweeted 15 hours ago:
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The power circles had been abuzz about trouble in Tharoor-Sunanda paradise since past six-seven months. Sunanda had been spending a lot of time in Dubai lately. However, she had come back about two months ago and the couple was again being seen together at social events.
It all fell apart on Wednesday evening when tweets went out from Tharoor’s twitter account, indicating a relationship between Tharoor and the Pakistani journalist. Similar things were tweeted from Sunanda’s twitter handle too. Things became messy as Tarar joined in the much-public Twitter war, making fun of Sunanda.
While Tharoor claimed that both their twitter accounts had been hacked, Sunanda spoke to some newspapers claiming that she had put out the tweets from Tharoor’s account to expose the minister’s extra-marital relationship with the Pakistani journalist. The tweets were purportedly the BBM messages exchanged between Tharoor and Tarar.
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A close friend of Sunanda claims that she was in a very bad shape and an emotional wreck. “On one hand she wanted to save her marriage, and on the other she wanted to get back at Tharoor for cheating on her. She just did not know how to react,” her friend says.
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However, Sunanda did not take the friend’s calls after 12 noon. “She was disturbed but I never imagined she would commit suicide. She was a wonderful and a warm person. I just assumed she was busy and that is why she was not answering my phone. I wish I had checked on her,” the friend adds, regretful that she did not try to meet her.
Day after ‘happily married’ jt statement, Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda suspected to have killed herself at Delhi’s Leela Hotel. Shocking.