Mumbai: Delhi police commissioner B S Bassi today confirmed that Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, was murdered.
The medical board has said the death was unnatural and due to poisoning, media reports said.
The police has filed a murder case in connection with the death.
Pushkar’s post-mortem report, leaked in October 2014, had stated “poisoning” to be the cause of her death.
ANI quoted Bassi as saying, “Medical report says she was poisoned, oral or injected we do not know, it is being investigated.”
“We have to investigate whether she poisoned herself or whether she was forcefully given poison,” Bassi told the media.
“We are taking all necessary measures in the case. It is clear that Sunanda Pushkar’s death was not natural,” Bassi said and added, “The Post-mortem report does not say whether poison was taken or injected. Need to send samples abroad for further tests.”
The police also said that Shashi Tharoor will be questioned.
Pushkar, 52, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in her room at a five-star hotel in Delhi on January 17, 2014. Her body was found by her husband Shashi Tharoor.