Sunanda Pushkar's death: Delhi Police team meets FBI in US to seek answers
Sunanda Pushkar was found dead inside her suite at a five-star hotel here on January 17, 2014.
Delhi: A police team from India is in the US to meet the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to seek answers related to the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
NDTV quoted sources as saying that the Special Investigation Team inquiring into the death has asked FBI to specify the cause of Pushkar's death.
The report further said that as per sources the Indian team's visit to the US signals that something significant could come up the days ahead.
In November last year, the Delhi Police had shared the findings of an FBI report (from Washington DC-based laboratory) that virtually ruled out the theory of ‘polonium poisoning’ having caused her death.
They had said that radiation levels in Pushkar’s viscera samples were 'within the standard safety norms'.
PTI had reported then that according to sources, the eight-page FBI report, received around nine months (then) after the samples were sent for examination, had named the alleged poison that led to Sunanda's death.
The viscera samples were sent to the FBI lab in Washington DC in February 2015 to determine the kind of poison that killed her after an AIIMS medical board identified poisoning as the reason behind her death but did not mention any specific substance.
Sunanda was found dead inside her suite at a five-star hotel here on January 17, 2014, a day after she was involved in a spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on Twitter over the latter’s alleged affair with Tharoor.
The Delhi Police had on January 06, 2015 registered a murder case in the death of Pushkar.
Police filed the case of murder under section 302 of the IPC.
(With Agency inputs)