Shashi Tharoor charged with abetting suicide in Sunanda Pushkar death case

Shashi Tharoor charged with abetting suicide in Sunanda Pushkar death case

Shashi Tharoor charged with abetting suicide in Sunanda Pushkar death case

Shashi Tharoor termed the Delhi Police’s action in the Sunanda Pushkar death case “unbelievable”. He said he will contest the 3,000 -page chargesheet “vigorously”. The Delhi Police on Monday filed a chargesheet in a court in the national capital, accusing Congress leader Shashi Tharoor of abetting the suicide of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar.

Tharoor, the only person who has been arrayed as an accused in the case, termed the Delhi Police’s action “unbelievable” and called the chargesheet “preposterous”. He said he will contest the 3,000 -page chargesheet “vigorously”. The police alleged that Tharoor had subjected his wife to cruelty.

The police filed the chargesheet in the mysterious death of Pushkar before metropolitan magistrate Dharmendra Singh, who will consider it on May 24.

It also urged the court to summon Tharoor as an accused.

Pushkar was found dead in a south Delhi luxury hotel room on the night of January 17, 2014.

The Congress leader has been charged under sections 498 A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.

The chargesheet, which includes several annexures, said that Pushkar died within three years, three months and 15 days of her marriage with Tharoor, who is the Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram.

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

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

Tejkaran Harsh

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