Sunanda Pushkar (IANS)

Sunanda Murder Case: ‘I shouldn’t have answered her on Twitter,’ Says Mehr Tarar

A day after Delhi Police has registered Sunanda Pushkar’s death as a case of murder, Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, who was involved in the twitter controversy breaks her silence over the issue.

It was within days after the twitter controversy, Sunanda was found dead in the hotel in Delhi. The Pakistani journalist was stirred up in a controversy when Sunanda allegedly said that “a Pakistani woman who is an ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) agent is stalking my husband.”

In January 2014, it was found that several tweets were sent between Tharoor and Mehr Tarar through Twitter. While Tharoor has claimed that his Twitter account was allegedly hacked, Sunanda had claimed, “Our accounts have not been hacked and I have been sending out these tweets. I cannot tolerate this. This is a Pakistani woman who is an ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) agent, and she is stalking my husband.”

However, Mehr Tarar had claimed that Sunanda was “imagining things.” Speaking to NDTV today, she had expressed her anger, claiming she is not an ISI agent and raising a question of why she is being dragged into the case again and again.

She said, “My Biggest Mistake was Answering Mrs Pushkar on Twitter, I shouldn’t have answered her.” She said that she is not upset but angry on being dragged into the case.

She asked why the police think it as a murder and questioned, “Just because of that they are not being able to figure out from a medical point of view how she died, does that mean somebody went into the hotel and killed her?”

Meanwhile, Tarar said that she has never met Sunanda and knew her only through the tweets. “I have paid a very huge price” when I got dragged into this case. She said that just because her name was dragged, it doesn’t mean that she had anything to do with what was happening between the husband and wife at the time.

However, Tarar said that she is ready to talk to the Delhi police anytime.

Amid the controversies, a joint statement was issued by Tharoor and Sunanda later, which said that “they were happy together” and “Sunanda was “ill and hospitalised” that week. “We wish to stress that we are happily married and intend to remain that way. Sunanda has been ill and hospitalised this week and is seeking to rest. We would be grateful if the media respects our privacy,” stated the statement.


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