Sunanda Pushkar's Death, Murder or Suicide ?

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#1 Jan 18th, 2014, 02:52
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Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar found dead in Delhi Hotel after all that Tweeter controversy is sad to talk about.

I was not at all following, those recent news, headlines about account hacking and tweet denial drama by this Tharoor fellow.But all of a sudden news of death has forced me to pay heed to those tweets.

I feel sad about the lady and way she has gone.

Hope culprit is brought to book, even if it was only due to emotional blackmail by the Government Minister.

May her soul rest in peace.
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Seems to me we need a lot more information before we start looking for a "culprit."
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Suicide as a way of implication can't be ruled out yet, sordid business..
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Tragic but apt reference I read somewhere, death by twitter.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post Tragic but apt reference I read somewhere, death by twitter.
Death by Twitter is indeed tragic turn of events.
Do not know what that hacking and denials, had to do with we are still a happy family.
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Found this on Rediff, just now. Hope Twitter had limited access to secured room in 5 star Hotel.

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Doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, who conducted autopsy on the body of Sunanda Pushkar, today said it was a case of "sudden, unnatural death" but ruled out poisoning even as police investigated various angles into death of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife.

Injury marks were also found on the body of 52-year-old Pushkar, who was last night found dead in mysterious circumstances in luxury LeelaPalace hotel in South Delhi.

The head of the three-member panel of doctors that conducted the autopsy on Pushkar, said, "We have conducted the postmortem examination... It is a case of sudden, unnatural death" but ruled out poisoning.
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I wonder where all the so called women activists have gone! It is a pity that when one goes higher and higher, there is a loss of close friendship and the opportunity for sharing one's problems is lost. Now it is said that she has been taking antidepressants and an overdose may be the cause of death(IBN). The fact that the flashy Tarur left her alone in a bad state of health is something that shocks me. All the pro-Tarur parties are wailing about the poor health conditions of the poor lady, but nobody asks the question why she was left alone in a hotel room and not in a hospital. A person taking antidepressants is a depressed person and leaving such a person alone is the worst thing that the so called loving husband could have done. I wonder what is the meaning of the word love to him? Just running after woman! His indirect responsibility is very much visible there and that suave politician has to answer many questions if somebody has the will to ask and I hope he will be made to answer.
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Why bother asking questions? Sounds like you've made your mind up already.
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Originally Posted by narayanvee View Post I wonder where all the so called women activists have gone! It is a pity that when one goes higher and higher, there is a loss of close friendship and the opportunity for sharing one's problems is lost. Now it is said that she has been taking antidepressants and an overdose may be the cause of death(IBN). The fact that the flashy Tarur left her alone in a bad state of health is something that shocks me. All the pro-Tarur parties are wailing about the poor health conditions of the poor lady, but nobody asks the question why she was left alone in a hotel room and not in a hospital. A person taking antidepressants is a depressed person and leaving such a person alone is the worst thing that the so called loving husband could have done. I wonder what is the meaning of the word love to him? Just running after woman! His indirect responsibility is very much visible there and that suave politician has to answer many questions if somebody has the will to ask and I hope he will be made to answer.
Had this happened in any ordinary household these woman organisations would have insured, culprit or not, husband would have been behind bars and his family being harassed by various government agencies. No chance for them to be left alone in sorrow.

And here Salman Kurshid, another nincompoop minister of Government of India, asks people to leave Tharoor alone. Instead of Questioning why Hotel instead of Hospital or Why travel instead of regular OPD treatment ?

BTW How can retired diplomat afford so many suites booked in 5 star hotels round the clock, round the year. Some thing to do with Pakistani friends and ISI.
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Interesting stage this world has come into where the personal fights becomes public through Digital ways and turns dead serious.

Let's appoint cityMonk to investigate this case further on behalf of IndiaMike.
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I tend to think it was a suicide, unless Mr Tharoor has changed a lot, which can happen. While I don't count him as one of my friends, we were in college together. It was a small college, one new most of the people more or less. He was well known, always smiling and unassuming. My other friends have been committed to their marriage, more than Mr Tharoor appears to be. I found his rumoured affair with the U.N. staffer while still married to the mother of his sons very surprising too. It's the kind of thing you hear about famous people who are "distant", not about people you know.

I was equally shocked by Rajat Gupta too, who was known as a very upstanding person when I was in school. He was many years my senior. I suppose when people grow up and become famous, they live in a different world. which normal human beings like us cannot understand.

Even before I read about her mental health in the news eports, I got an impression reading about the Shashi Tharoor and Mehr Tarar controversy, that his wife felt threatened and was very needy. Something didn't seem right. I felt sorry for her althoughj I don't know her. I couldn't get her out of my mind. It's uncanny that I talked to my wife about Shashi Tharoor and her Thursday night before going to bed and on Friday morning I read about her death. I didn't know him enough to discuss him and his wife with my wife. It just happened that night. It's all very strange and disturbing. It's got to be a suicide.

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He is quite well off. Being a Minister helps too. Royalties from his books aren't insignificant. Being Union Minister helps too. I am sure he learnt a few tricks in the U.N. too
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Originally Posted by hfot2 View Post Why bother asking questions? Sounds like you've made your mind up already.
Please read what I have written. I say that from what is understood his indirect responsibility is very much visible- his irresponsible behavior towards an ailing wife, leaving a depressed person alone in a hotel room without support and not taking her to a hospital for treatment. I hold this view because what has been reported (in news channels)is that she had been taking antidepressants and an overdose of the drug as cause of death cannot be ruled out. If so, he has to prove that he has done what was expected of him in her treatment. Made up my mind from the facts published and I am neither a friend nor a foe of Taroor. I believe that some are not more equal than the others as far as the law of the land is concerned.Have you ever thought of the fact what the police might have been doing if the husband was not such a powerful person? I have gone through all the available facts in papers and channels (as such, we cannot get details from the investigating agencies any way) and I do not feel that Taroor has done everything possible in the caring and treatment of his wife in her last few days; a person who was mentally depressed. I am certain that I need not explain the complications of mental depression to you.
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I won't be surprised if Tharoor has benami(different name) ownership / part of Leela Palace ( main Director also a Keralite). Then the connection to the death dots can take shape! Objective or Subjective?
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The post-mortem report of Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar has cited drug overdose as the cause of her death, sources said on Monday.
The sources, citing the report said that her death was due to overdose of medicines and that a police team led by the SDM had recovered anti-depressant and other drugs from her suite in The Leela hotel where she was found dead.
The post-mortem reportedly also states that there were more than 12 injuries on Sunanda's body. However, these were not fatal in nature, the sources said, citing the report."
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Believe me, I am not in the least happy about Tharoor's predicament and I am one of those who believes that he has been unfortunate on many counts- his first mistake was getting into the murky Indian Politics.For a person of his intellectual and academic acumen he might have understood earlier that this is not his cup of tea. Again his fancy (love?)for the high flying lady undid him and her completely.Yes, we are condemned to be free in the midst of immense choices and responsibilities-did not somebody say that?
My only contention is that Tharoor cannot be left alone in the present scenario as he did not support his wife when she wanted it most. To be honest I cannot stop wondering what is happening in the minds of people especially in those with so much power and resources. Is it just selfishness or is it illness resulting from too much selfishness and over ambitiousness. This is a tragedy for both of them and I wonder who is going to suffer more.The only happy people will be the enemies of both and we are all far away from that circle and so we can only sympathize.
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Originally Posted by narayanvee View Post Please read what I have written...
Read it. It said one thing. But all those 's said another. Was confused. Happy now to see yellow instead of red smilies. (BTW, I loathe smilies myself, but people seem to need them, so whadda ya gonna do?)
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