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NEW DELHI: The son of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Union minister of state for human resources Shashi Tharoor, has said that his mother was too strong to commit suicide as speculated in media reports after the autopsy report.
Sunanda Pushkar, 52, was found dead in her room in Leela Hotel here on Friday.
In a signed statement, Shiv Menon, Sunanda’s son from her previous marriage, has counted media speculation over the cause of her mother’s death.
“Anyone who knew my mother would simply know that she was too strong to commit suicide,’’ Menon said in his statement.
“I also do not believe that Shashi was capable of physically harming her, let alone the speculation that he could have taken her life. They were very much in love, despite occasional differences, which they always overcame.’’
According to Shiv Menon, “It was an unfortunate combination of media stress, tensions and a wrong mix of different medications. Her death was peaceful and she passed in her sleep.
“Please let her soul rest, I think there has been enough attention drawn towards her life – let us at least let her rest in her passing.’’
Tharoor, 57, had married Sunanda in 2010. It was the third marriage for both.