Date: 17 January 2014, Chanakyapuri area, New Delhi: When attendant of room number 345 of Leela Hotel, New Delhi told Union minister Shashi Tharoor while he returned in the room that madam is sleeping from a long time, Sashi tried to wake Sunanda where he found she is no more. Sunanda checked in at the hotel yesterday after she arrived from Kerela. The incident came into light at 8pm.
Shashi called his PS, Abhinav Kumar immediately, who contacted the local police about the incident. The distressing news came a day after Sunanda’s controversy tweet battle with Pakistani woman journalist, Mehr Tarar. Delhi Police later sealed the room for further investigation.
PS of Sashi Tharoor (Minister of State for Human Resource Development), Abhinav said, the couple was staying together in the room since yesterday in the hotel. By the time, Mr. Tharoor came back to the room, he found Pushkar lying on her bed in normal clothes, Abhinav told media. He further said that they both checked in at the hotel due to a painting work going on at their home.
Delhi Police has appointed SDM to investigate the matter. Due the high profile case police is keeping mum on disclosing anything to the media without any strong evidence. But according to PTI, Police consider it to be a suicide case.
According her tweet to a fan, Sunanda did confessed her degrading health while she has to undergo several diagnoses at Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and signaled that she will leave this world happily:
— SunandaPTharoor (@sptvrock) January 17, 2014
Her body has been sent for post-mortem, and it is speculated that she acted suicide after a brawl with Sashi as he tweeted “I love you, Shashi Tharoor. And I go while in love with you, irrevocably, irreversibly, hamesha. Bleeding, but always your Mehr (sic),” to Mehr yesterday. After reading that tweet Sunanda reacted and tweeted Mehr from her account to maintain a distance from her husband and seek privacy. She also referred her as a stalker and an ISI agent. Tharoor later tried to act smart by apologizing and says his twitter account was hacked. Even for Sashi it was his third marriage after marrying Tilottama Mukherji and Christa from Kolkata and Chanadian respectively.
After hearing the news this is what Mehr tweeted:
52-year-old Sunanda Pushkar was a sales director in the Dubai-based TECOM Investments, and a co-owner of Rendezvous Sports World. With Sashi it was her third marriage, before it she firstly married Sanjay Raina (Kashmiri) and secondly Kerela business Sujith Menon (died in a road accident) with whom she raised a son named Shiv Menon who is 21-year-old. Even for Sashi it was his third marriage after marrying Tilottama Mukherji (from Kolkata) and Christa (a Canadian).