Agencies, New Delhi
Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor, the wife of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in a hotel room here this evening, a day after the two stated that they were ‘’happily married’’ and intended to be so. Reports said Sunanda’s body was found in a Delhi five star hotel room and she had apparently committed suicide, although there was no immediate confirmation of the suicide.
Sunanda’s body was found in room number 345 of a five-star hotel in New Delhi at about 2030 hrs. Mr Tharoor, who was attending the AICC session at Talkatora stadium today, went to the hotel room at about 2030 hrs when the body was discovered. He immediately informed the hotel staff who called the police. On getting the news, police immediately cordoned off the entire area. Police said the body would be sent for post-mortem and only then could the cause of death be ascertained. They said investigations are continuing and nothing certain could be said about the cause of death. Delhi police has called the crime investigation team indicating that it is suspecting some foul play in her death. Earlier it was suspected a case of suicide by the police. Pushkar and Tharoor had got married in 2010. She was staying in Leela Palace hotel after the controversy about the Pakistani journalist appeared in the media. Yesterday only the couple had issued a joint statement that they were happily married and that there were no differences between them. The Tharoor saga turned into a tragedy after two days of controversy over the Union Minister’s alleged affair with a Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar.
Sunanda had accused Tarar of stalking her husband on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Tarar had vehemently denied the allegation. Sunanda’s latest Tweets said that Mehr Tarar had ‘’lied outright. ‘’I have all her emails and her bbms to my husband. I don’t lie,’’ said one of her Tweets. When somebody asked her on Twitter to stay away from media, and let Tharoor handle it, she said in a Tweet ‘’I dont care about that but does a women have to berate me 2do that my husband wants 2B with her I am the last one to stop.’’
They said they were ‘’distressed by the unseemly controversy’’ that had arisen about some unauthorised tweets from their hacked Twitter accounts.’’
The controversy began on Wednesday when Mr Tharoor’s Twitter account was reportedly hacked and some ‘romantic’ Twitter messages sent to the Pakistani journalist. Mr Tharoor later clarified on the micro-blogging site that his account had been hacked. The Minister had later tweeted a clarification at 1748 Hrs saying ‘’Sorry folks, my @Twitter account has been hacked
and will be temporarily deactivated. Bear with me while
we solve this.’’