Sunanda Pushkar’s Death : Shashi Tharoor Charged With Abetment To suicide

The Delhi police on Monday filed  charge-sheet in the Patiala House Court  against Congress leader Shasgu Tharoor who has been charged with abetment to suicide.

The next date of hearing the case is May 24, ANI reported.

The Delhi Police report added that the charge-sheet was filed under section 306(abetment of suicide) and 498A(husband or relative subjecting women to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code.

According to sources, destruction of evidence is also likely to be leveled against the MP.

Nobody else has be arraigned in the case.

Responding to the news Tharoor took to Twitter “I have taken note of the filing of this preposterous charge sheet &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.). 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 Delhi High Court that they have not found anything against anyone & now in 6 months they say that I have abetted a suicide.  Unbelievable! (Sic)” he tweeted.

The Backdrop
The couple entered into wedlock on August 22, 2010.

Sunanda Pushkar’s body had been found in her suite (number 345) of Delhi’s five-star Hotel Leela Palace on January 17, 2014.

An DIR was registered by Delhi Police on January 1, 2015 against unknown persons under iPC section 302 (murder).

 

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