Sunanda Pushkar's Death: Shashi Tharoor Records Statement, Mehr Tarar Calls Herself a "Victim"

Sunanda Pushkar's Death: Shashi Tharoor Records Statement, Mehr Tarar Calls Herself a "Victim"

Find out who's being questioned by the authorities in connection with Sunanda Pushkar's death
Sunanda Pushkar's Death: Shashi Tharoor Records Statement, Mehr Tarar Calls Herself a "Victim"
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As the investigation into Sunanda Pushkar's death continues, her post-mortem report will be submitted to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) today (20 January), following which the panel will meet doctors to discuss the findings.

Apparently, a drug overdose remains the most probable cause of Sunanda's death as it has been reported that anti-depressants and other drugs were recovered from her room at the Leela Palace Hotel in Delhi.

Also, Sunanda and Shashi Tharoor's phone records, particularly in the past few hours before her death are also being checked.

On 19 January, the SDM questioned Tharoor (who was the first person to discover Sunanda's death) over his links to Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar (who had been engaged in a Twitter spat with Sunanda) as well as the circumstances leading to Sunanda's death.
Sunanda's son, 21-year-old Shiv Menon (who's a student at the Canadian University of Dubai), her brother and personal aides were also questioned. Also brought in by the SDM was Sunanda's friend and journalist Nalini Singh, who spoke to Sunanda the night before her death.

Meanwhile, Tharoor himself had written a letter to the Home Minister seeking a speedy probe. He was angry over certain media reports and said, "I am horrified to read the reckless speculation rampant in media. I am appealing to you to issue instructions to expedite the investigations so that the truth emerges at the earliest. Nothing short of the truth will end the indignity to which my wife and I are being subjected."

Simultaneously, Mehr Tarar, who has now changed her profile picture on Twitter to a burning candle after Sunanda's death, revealed that she had met Shashi Tharoor twice - once in India and later in Dubai.

Mehr Tarar

Mehr,  a 45-year-old Lahore-based journalist, told Geo Tez, "When I wrote an article that mentioned him, his wife probably did not like that another woman whom she did not know praised him so much. So she asked him to stop talking to me. Despite that he (Tharoor) kept following me on Twitter after which she said stop following her (Mehr) on Twitter. "

"I don't know why she had a problem about me talking to her husband over phone or email. The talks I had with him is something that I can talk with anyone and anywhere in the world," she said.

Mehr continued, "Have you googled? You will find that problems emerged in their marriage since May and June. I was not involved in their life. At that time, she didn't know me nor was she blaming me for anything. Google their names and you will see what will appear. 'Marriage is about to break'. 'Trouble in paradise'. 'Fairytale is over'. News have been appearing about their marriage for long".

Mehr referred to herself as a "victim of conspiracy", saying, "Everything has happened to me. A Pakistani woman sitting here cannot spoil their marriage."