Delhi Police on Monday said that the chargesheet filed in the Sunanda Pushkar case that accuses her husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor of abetting her suicide was completed on the basis of ‘medico-legal and forensic evidence.’
Tharoor is the single person who has been arrayed as an accused in the case. The police have also alleged that Tharoor has subjected his wife to cruelty, in its chargesheet which runs around 3,000 pages.
"On the basis of medico-legal and forensic evidence analysed during investigation as well as opinion of psychological autopsy experts, the charge sheet was filed. The matter is sub judice," said a Delhi Police spokesperson.
Meanwhile, Shashi Tharoor responded to the charges by tweeting:
1/2 I have taken note of the filing of this preposterous chargesheet & intend to contest it vigorously. No one who knew Sunanda believes she would ever have committed suicide, let alone abetment on my part. If this is conclusion arrived at after 4+ yrs of investigation, (contd.)— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 14, 2018
2/2) it does not speak well of the methods or motivations of the Delhi Police. In oct 17, the Law Officer made a statement in the DelhiHighCourt that they have not found anything against anyone & now in 6 months they say that I have abetted a suicide. unbelievable!— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 14, 2018
Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a five-star hotel suite in South Delhi on January 17, 2014, after accusing her husband of being involved with a Pakistani journalist.
The former union minister was interrogated by the police on the circumstances in which Sunanda Pushkar left him at the Delhi airport.
Allegedly, the couple had a disagreement on a flight from Kerala to Delhi.
The police, at first, claimed that Sunanda was poisoned and registered a murder case in January 2015, without any suspect. She was 51 at the time of her death.