Sunanda Pushkar’s Death: Cousin Alleges Her Death was ‘Pre-planned’

After the autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar, Shashi Tharoor’s wife, came out, the medical team concluded on Thursday that Pushkar died of poisoning. But, Pushkar’s cousin alleged that the death was planned.

While the latest post-mortem report submitted by AIIMS claimed that Sunanda died due to “poisoning,” her cousin, Ashok Kumar, said that he was aware that her death was not natural, and asked for a CBI probe into the incident on the basis that it had been pre-planned.

Kumar asked, "Why would he (Shashi Tharoor) go for a meeting when she wasn’t feeling well?” He claimed, “Even cameras weren’t working.”

According to reports, the autopsy report came around ten days after the post mortem report of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) was submitted to the Delhi Police by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Pushkar was found dead in a five star hotel in her room on January 17, in Delhi. Stating the traces of the drug alprax, which was found in her body and were originally thought to be the cause of her death, reports say, was not enough of a lethal dose to kill her.

It has also revealed, "AIIMS medical board had thoroughly pursued the various documents that were submitted to them by the investigating officers along with the post-mortem report and histopathology report of viscera after which it was concluded the cause of Pushkar’s death is poisoning."
The report said that viscera are positive for ethyl alcohol, caffeine, acetaminophen and cotinine.

According to the medical report, it reserved comment on the specific poison since there were a lot of limitations on the viscera report.

Meanwhile, the report said that the duration of injuries have been opined already. It stated, “However, the reason of these physical injuries, circumstantial evidences and statements have not been submitted by the investigative officer."

Also, the report stated, "The report demolished several previous findings that claimed Sunanda was not suffering from any ailments and that she was healthy and had no disease of heart, kidney, liver or lung."

However, according to reports, the team comprising of three doctors from AIIMS and headed by Dr Sudhir Gupta had alleged earlier that the team was pressured into giving a ‘tailor-made’ report in the case.

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