Updated: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:15:00 GMT | By Agencies

Sunanda Pushkar's death was sudden, unnatural: Doctors

The autopsy on Sunanda Pushkar has been completed at AIIMS in New Delhi; she is likely to be cremated on Saturday evening


Sunanda Pushkar's postmortem completed (© Getty Images)

New Delhi: Doctors say that Sunanda Pushkar's death was sudden and unnatural.

Earlier, a three-member team of senior doctors at AIIMS here on Saturday completed postmortem on the body of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor.

Sudhir Gupta, head of Forensic Sciences Department at AIIMS had said the post-mortem would be videographed to ensure transparency in the procedure.

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The last rites of Pushkar are likely to be conducted at the Lodhi Road crematorium later on Saturday evening.

The body of 52-year-old Pushkar, a woman entrepreneur who married Tharoor in August 2010, was found in the Leela Palace Hotel in South Delhi on Friday evening.

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Sources said some of Pushkar's family members, including her brother and son Shiv Menon, visited AIIMS where postmortem on her body was conducted.

Besides police investigation, an inquiry by a sub divisional magistrate has been initiated into Pushkar's death. Any death within seven years of marriage is legally required to be investigated by the sub-divisional magistrate.

Pushkar and Tharoor were at the centre of a raging controversy earlier this week when reports emerged that she was upset over text and tweet messages exchanged between her husband and Mehr Tarar, a Pakistani journalist.

Asked about the cause of death, Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat had said there is no apparent sign which can reveal that.

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