'Sunanda Pushkar was murdered': Full text of Shashi Tharoor's statement

Reacting to the filing of a case of murder against unknown persons in the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said on Tuesday that he was stunned at the developments.

By Manisha Singh | Updated: Jan 06, 2015, 17:16 PM IST

Delhi: Reacting to the filing of a case of murder against unknown persons in the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said on Tuesday that he was stunned at the developments.

He also said that he “never thought of any foul play” in the death of his wife.

However, Tharoor added that he was anxious to see that the case was investigated thoroughly. At the same time he assured the police of his full co-operation.

Following is the statement issued by the Congress leader's office:

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 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.

In a sensational development today the Delhi Police filed a case of murder in Sunanda's

death.

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi confirmed the same to the media.