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Sunanda Pushkar case: Prosecution alleges Sunanda was a victim of domestic violence, seeks charges against Shashi Tharoor

On January 17, 2014, Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in New Delhi. The couple was staying in the hotel at that time because Tharoor’s bungalow was undergoing renovation.

In a court hearing in Delhi, the prosecution in the Sunanda Pushkar death case sought charges against Shashi Tharoor citing multiple injuries on Sunanda’s body.

The prosecution argued at Delhi’s Rose Avenue court that though Sunanda Pushkar died of poison, her post-mortem report mentioned that she borne injury marks on her body that were at least 12 hours to 4 days old.

The public prosecutor argued that the evidence in the case overwhelmingly suggested that Sunanda Pushkar may have been routinely subjected to violence. The advocated that mental trauma and physical cruelty being meted out to Sunanda forced her to take her own life. He stated that charges of abetment to suicide and domestic violence should be framed against Tharoor.

Referring to the medical report, the prosecutor alleged that there had been a scuffle between Pushkar and Tharoor in the last 4 days of Sunanda’s life, leading to her death.

In addition to this, the counsel said that Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor were married for 3 years and 4 months and this was the third marriage of both parties. Citing IPC sections, the counsel asserted that unnatural death within 7 years of marriage is suspicious.

It is notable to mention that this is the first time the court is hearing the matter of framing of charges against Tharoor. Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor has been charged under Sections 498-A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC but has evaded arrested in the case so far.

On January 17, 2014, Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in New Delhi. The couple was staying in the hotel as Tharoor’s bungalow was undergoing renovation at the time.

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