Sunanda Pushkar case: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor charged with abetment of suicide

news | 14 May 2018 11:48 AM (UTC)
Roshini Jacob
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Four years after her death, Sunanda Pushkar's husband Shashi Tharoor has been charged with abetment of suicide

The controversial case of Sunanda Pushkar’s death has seen a new twist with Pushkar’s husband and senior Congress MP Shashi Tharoor being charged with abetment of suicide on Monday (May 14) - a case under sections 498A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC.

This has come right after he made a statement that the country was not safe in the hands of the BJP government and even added that time had come to build a country that was “productive, prosperous and safe.”

For the uninitiated, Sunanda Pushkar, Tharoor’s wife, was found dead inside a luxury hotel room in New Delhi on January 17, 2014.

After news channels were flooded with news of the charge sheet being filed, Tharoor took to his official Twitter page and said that the charge sheet would be contested vigorously and said that anyone who knows Sunanda wouldn’t believe that she would commit suicide. He even took a dig at the Delhi police, which had in October last year said that they haven’t found anything against anyone and now have come up with a claim of abetment of suicide.

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