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NEW DELHI: Sunanda Pushkar, 52, the wife of HRD minister of state Shashi Tharoor, was cremated at the Lodhi Road crematorium here on Saturday.
She was found dead in her room at the Leela Palace Hotel here on Friday. The couple had checked into the hotel a day earlier as their bungalow was undergoing painting repairs.
The autopsy report says her death was “sudden, unnatural,’’ according to the three-member panel of doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
“We have conducted the postmortem examination…It is a case of sudden, unnatural death,’’ the panel said.
The doctors said toxicological analysis also ruled out poisoning as the cause of the death.
This means the possibility of suicide or foul play has not been ruled out.
The autopsy also found minor injury marks on the body.
The focus of investigation will now shift to Tharoor whose tweet and text messages with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar outraged and angered Sunanda who accused Tarar of stalking her husband and talked of divorce from the 57-year-old Tharoor.
The two had married in 2010.