Shashi Tharoor 'Stunned' That Wife Sunanda Pushkar Was Poisoned

06/01/2015 4:11 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 30 : Congress MP Shashi Tharoor with his wife Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor attend the book launch of writer columnist Aashti Bhartia's first book 'Vote of Confidence' at Olive Beach, Hotel Diplomat on April 30, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The book talks about the young Indian Politicians being the future of the country. ( Photo by Manoj Verma/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said Tuesday that he was stunned to know that his wife Sunanda Pushkar was poisoned and that a murder case had now been filed.

In a statement here, Tharoor said: "Needless to say I am anxious to see that this case is investigated thoroughly, and (I) assure the police my full cooperation.

"Although we never thought of any foul play in the death of my wife, we all want that a comprehensive investigation be conducted and the unvarnished truth should come out," he said.

He added that he and all members of Pushkar's family wanted access to all the information on the basis of which Delhi Police had concluded that she was poisoned to death.

"We have not been provided copies of the post-mortem report and other reports of the inquiry like the CFSL report till date. We repeat our request for a copy of these reports to be provided to us immediately," said Tharoor.

Pushkar was found dead in mysterious circumstances in a luxury hotel in New Delhi in January last year. Delhi Police chief B.S. Bassi said Tuesday that she was poisoned to death.

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Full Statement Of Shashi Tharoor:

"I am stunned to hear that the Delhi Police have filed a case of murder against unknown persons in the demise of my late wife Sunanda. Needless to say I am anxious to see this case is investigated thoroughly and continue to assure the Police of my full co-operation. Although we never thought of any foul play in the death of my wife, we all want that a comprehensive investigation be conducted and that the unvarnished truth should come out.

In the meantime I join all members of Sunanda's family in asking for full information about the basis on which the Police have come to this conclusion. We have not been provided with copies of the postmortem report and other reports of the inquiry like the CFSL report till date. We repeat our request for a copy of these reports to be provided to us immediately."

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