‘Sunanda died of drug overdose’

Written by | January 21, 2014 | 0

New DelhiJan,21: The preliminary post-mortem report of Sunanda Pushkar — the wife of Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor who was found dead in a hotel room here last Friday — has indicated that it was a case of drug overdose, police sources said.

The findings by a three-member-panel set up at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences were on Monday submitted to Sub-Divisional Magistrate Alok Sharma conducting an inquest into the sudden and unnatural death of Sunanda Pushkar.

Speaking to The Hindu after receiving the interim post-mortem report, Mr. Sharma said he was yet to go through the document. But, he said the inquest report would be submitted to the police by Tuesday.

AIIMS sources said that traces of chemicals found in her body indicated consumption of some anti-depressant and that there were nearly a dozen injuries on the body. The SDM would now wait for the toxicology report and other findings to ascertain if the overdose did lead to death.

Following the death, the police sources said they had recovered some empty strips of a prescription psychiatric medicine from the hotel in Delhi’s diplomatic enclave where the body was found.

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