Sunanda Pushkar death case: Timeline
In a new twist to the death of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's wife, the Delhi Police said on Tuesday that Sunanda Pushkar died due to poisoning.
New Delhi: In a new twist to the death of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's wife, the Delhi Police said on Tuesday that Sunanda Pushkar died due to poisoning.
Delhi Police commissioner Bassi told reporters that Sunanda's death was unnatural and filed an FIR in the case.
Following is the timeline of the case which has seen many twists and turns.
January 17, 2014: Sunanda was found dead in room number 345 of Hotel Leela Palace, Delhi. This happened a day after her twitter spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar over the latter's alleged affair with Tharoor.
January 19: Post-mortem was conducted on Sunanda at AIIMS. Doctors said that it appeared to be a case of sudden and unnatural death. They had also said that certain injury marks were found on the body.
January 21: The sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), said in his report that Tharoor's wife died due to poisoning.
January 23: The probe into Pushkar's death was transferred to Delhi Police Crime Branch.
January 25: The case is transferred back to the South District Police.
July 02: An AIIMS doctor, heading the panel to conduct post-mortem Tharoor's wife claimed that pressure was put on him to manipulate the autopsy report of Sunanda.
September 30: The viscera report was submitted by AIIMS doctors to Delhi Police. The new report by the panel of doctors, who had conducted the autopsy on her, was prepared on the basis of the findings of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) which had examined Sunanda's viscera.
October 19: It was reported that poison had been found in the final viscera report of Pushkar.
November 9: The hotel room in which Sunanda was found dead was again examined by police and forensic experts. Fluid marks found on the bed and broken glass was sent to CFSL for examination.
January 06, 2015: Delhi Police Commissioner Bassi says that Sunanda did not commit suicide but was murdered. He also said that a murder case had been registered and a probe will be conducted. Tharoor says that he is stunned at the developments, adding that he will cooperate with the police.