Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife, Sunanda Pushkar died of poisoning due to overdose of an anti-anxiety medicine ‘Alprax’, the latest AIIMS medical board report has claimed.
Pushkar was found dead on 17 January 2014 in her room at Delhi’s Leela Palace Hotel.
The Indian Express reported that the cause of death was confirmed to be ‘excessive ingestion of tablet alprazolam’ after the circumstantial recovery of empty Alprax strips, around 27 tablets, and presence of Alprax in stomach and its contents, spleen, liver, half of each kidney, blood sample, as well as urine wet clothing, bed cover and bed sheet reported in the FBI investigation.
The board also sought further investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing her death, to find out if any person in access of “insulin or hypoglycemic agent” was present in the vicinity of the Leela Palace on her death date, 17 January, 2014. Through sources, this information to the SIT is on the basis of the presence of an injection mark on her body.
According to the medical reports, Pushkar was discharged in a healthy condition on 14 January, 2014, from Kerala Institute Medical Sciences.