Did Sunanda Pushkar Die of a Drug Overdose?
As the investigation into Sunanda Pushkar's death continues, more shocking revelations emerge
After Sunanda Pushkar's post-mortem, doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) had listed "sudden unnatural death" as the cause of death. Now, it's being reported that her autopsy indicates that she died of drug overdose. It is possible that a combination of sedatives, other extreme medication and perhaps even alcohol were involved.
Dr Sudhir Gupta, who headed the team conducting Sunanda's post-mortem, said, "Preliminary investigations are suggestive of drug overdose. Samples of the viscera - internal organs of the body, for example, heart, liver and intestines - have been taken to check toxicity caused by drug overdose. We will conclude our opinion within a couple of days, subject to the outcome of toxicology reports."
Was the alleged overdose unintentional or did Sunanda Pushkar wish to end her life - that's the question that remains.
Sunanda had been upset by her husband, Indian Union minister Shashi Tharoor's friendship with Pakistan journalist Mehr Tarar, leading to a spat on Twitter between the two ladies.
Following this, allegedly, Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor had been seen fighting in public.
Some media houses in India have said that Sunanda called them and made certain statements, only to retract them later, showing that she had been unsure of what to do next.
Journalist Nalini Singh, who had spoken to Sunanda the night before her death, told the Times of India, "She was distraught. The Tarar thing had overpowered her. She was planning something - 'I won't take this lying down,' she'd said."