Sunanda Pushkar Death: Shashi Tharoor Charged With Abetment To Suicide, Here's What We Know So Far

Sunanda Pushkar Death: Shashi Tharoor Charged With Abetment To Suicide, Here's What We Know So Far
Sunanda Pushkar Death: Shashi Tharoor Charged With Abetment To Suicide, Here's What We Know So Far

The Delhi Police on Monday charged Congress leader Shashi Tharoor with abetment to suicide in the mysterious death of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar.

The Delhi police filed the chargesheet in the case before Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh under sections 498 A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.

Tharoor has been arrayed as an accused in the case.

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Pushkar was found dead in a luxury hotel room on January 17, 2014.

Here's what we know so far:  


January 16: Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor locked in a Twitter spat over the latter’s alleged affair with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar.

January 17: Pushkar found dead in room number 345 of Hotel Leela Palace, Delhi.

January 19: Post-mortem conducted at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi. Doctors said that it was a case of sudden and unnatural death. They found injury marks on the body.

January 21: The report of the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) said Pushkar died due to poisoning.

January 23: The probe transferred to the Delhi Police Crime Branch.

January 25: The case transferred back to the South District Police.

July 2: AIIMS post-mortem panel head said he was being pressurised to manipulate the autopsy report.

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September 30: Viscera report submitted to Delhi Police.

October 19: Media reports claimed poison was found in final viscera report.

November 9:  is again examined by police and forensic experts. Fluid marks found in the hotel room in which Pushkar was found dead in re-examination.


January 6: Delhi Police commissioner calls it a murder and said a murder case was registered.

February: Viscera samples sent to the FBI lab in Washington.

 March 12: Delhi police commissioner says Mehar Tarar is an important link in the case and will be asked to join the investigation.

November 10: Viscera report from the FBI said radiation in Pushkar’s viscera samples was within permissible levels and did not cause her death.


March: Tarar denies any knowledge about Pushkar’s murder.

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April 20: Delhi Police submitted a status report in the Supreme Court

May 15: Delhi Police filed a chargesheet charging Shashi Tharoor of abetment to suicide 

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