Tuesday, 21 January 2014

India's Shashi Tharoor wife 'overdosed on drugs'

The death of the wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor may have been caused by an overdose of drugs, doctors who carried out the autopsy say. Sunanda Pushkar was found in a hotel room in the Indian capital, Delhi, on Friday. The couple became embroiled in a row on Wednesday after Twitter messages suggested he was having an affair. The autopsy also found "injury marks" on Ms Pushkar's body, but did not say if they were linked to her death. Dr Amit Gupta, spokesperson of Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where the autopsy was conducted, told BBC Hindi that the "preliminary report shows there was drug overdose". The autopsy report has been submitted to a magistrate, media reports say. A public row broke out on Wednesday when seemingly private messages between Mr Tharoor and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar were published on his Twitter feed. Link here

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