Sunanda Pushkar died of poisoning: AIIMS report

 The final medical report by AIIMS in the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar says that she died of poisoning, administered either through oral route or injection and the injuries on her barring one were a result of a "scuffle", according to the police FIR lodged in this case.

PTI| Updated: Jan 08, 2015, 23:40 PM IST

New Delhi: The final medical report by AIIMS in the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar says that she died of poisoning, administered either through oral route or injection and the injuries on her barring one were a result of a "scuffle", according to the police FIR lodged in this case.

The report rules out "natural cause" while noting out that all the 15 injuries found on her, except 'injury number 10' (an injection mark), were caused by blunt force and non-contributing to death.

All the injuries mentioned are caused by "blunt force, simple in nature, non-contributing to death and are produced in scuffle, except injury number 10 which is an injection mark," it said.

Injury number 12 is a teeth bite mark. The injuries number 1 to 15 is of various duration ranging from 12 hours to 4 days," says the FIR registered as a murder case at Sarojini Nagar Police Station.

The autopsy board, in its final report submitted to police on December 29, has concluded that "it is not a natural death and the poisoning is through oral route. However, injectable route too also can?t be ruled out."

The FIR also states how the post mortem report had indicated toward "alprazolam poisoning" while the forensic report by CFSL and FSL Rohini completely contradicted it by ruling it out.

"The post mortem of the deceased was conducted at AIIMS, New Delhi on 18 January by an Autopsy Board of three forensic doctors at AIIMS.

"The Autopsy Board opined that the cause of death to the best of its knowledge and belief in this case is poisoning. The circumstantial evidences are suggestive of alprazolam poisoning," the FIR said.

Sunanda, 51, was found dead in a five-star hotel on January 17 last year.