Updated: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 06:15:00 GMT | By India Syndicate
The controversial life of Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor: In pictures

Days after the tragic death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor, Delhi Police transfers the case to the crime branch. The move comes two days after the Sub-Divisional Magistrate asked the police to find out the cause of poisoning and also to specifically probe the case as that of murder or suicide. Controversy dogged Sunanda in life and seems to not be letting go in death as well. Here's a recap of what happened in the last few days and a look at how Pushkar went on to become the person she was



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On 15 January 2014, controversy erupted when Shashi Tharoor sent out a tweet saying that his Twitter account was hacked, following messages concerning a Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar that were posted on his timeline. A day later, however, Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar said she was the one who posted the messages on her husband’s Twitter timeline by logging into his account. Pushkar said that Tarar was sending personal messages to Tharoor and stalking him. She had initially suggested that it was an affair.

The two got into a Twitter fight levelling allegations with Pushkar even calling Tarar an ‘ISI agent’.

In an Economic Times report, Pushkar was quoted as saying, “Our accounts have not been hacked and I have been sending out these tweets. I cannot tolerate this. This is a Pakistani woman who is an ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) agent, and she is stalking my husband. And you know how men are. He is flattered by the attention. I took upon myself the crimes of this man during IPL (Indian Premier League). I will not allow this to be done to me. I just can't tolerate this. I have nothing more to say”

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