Before handing over the body, Sunanda's post-mortem was conducted by a 3-member team of AIIMS doctors. The entire post-mortem was video graphed and photo graphed to maintain transparency.
The doctor Sudhir Gupta who conducted the autopsy said to media that the post-mortem was done keeping the angle of sudden unnatural death in focus.
" We will take another two days at least to finalise our conclusion in the case of Sunanda Pushkar's death. We focused the angle of sudden unnatural death. There were injury marks over the body. But we can't say right now that the death has any relation with those injuries," said Dr. Sudhi Gupta.
Meanwhile Shashi Tharoor have been also discharged from the AIIMS, after treatment of chest pain he complained of.
Earlier Union Minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushakar was found dead in Hotel Leela in New Delhi around 8PM on January 17th, 2014. Initial reports suggest no foul play and Police is suspecting it either a case of suicide or a natural death. However, a confirmation will come only after the pending post mortem.
Reportedly Tharoor after returning from the AICC meeting yesterday to the hotel where he and Sunanda were staying, didn’t get any response from his wife who was in the hotel's room number 345. Sunanda’s body was found lying on the bed after Tharoor opened the door with the help of the hotel staff.
Tharoor and Pushkar had been staying in the Hotel due to some ongoing renovation work at their official residence. PRO of Delhi Police Rajan Bhagat confirmed that since Sunanda and Sashi Tharoor’s marriage have not completed 7 years, so according to Section 176 of IPC, an SDM will be conducting further investigations on the case.
Deeply saddened and shocked by the news of Sunandas demise. Loved her for her joie d'vivre and her positivity..May her soul rest in peace:(— SHILPA SHETTY (@TheShilpaShetty) January 17, 2014
Sunanda @sptvrock .....crrrrazy woman........!!!!! Whyyyy yaaaar???? How dare u go like this? Not done!!!— Sonu Nigam (@sonuniigaam) January 17, 2014
Just heard the shocking and extremely sad news about Sunanda. May her soul rest in eternal peace.— Lalit Kumar Modi (@LalitKModi) January 17, 2014
Staff of Hotel Leela confirmed that Sunanda was last seen around 3.30 PM in the lobby on the day of her demise.
I just woke up and read this. I'm absolutely shocked. This is too awful for words. So tragic I don't know what to say. Rest in peace,Sunanda— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) January 17, 2014
But the social media has already floated a lot of controversy theories around her death. Twitteratis were found questioning various aspects of her death. A few of the tweets are as below
Sunanda's passing away, her tragic last tweets, all show how closely twitter touches our lives today.— Pritish Nandy (@PritishNandy) January 17, 2014
Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar booked two rooms in Leela, cops telling media. Why would a couple book two rooms in a 7-star hotel?— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) January 17, 2014
Did she knew more than she was supposed to ? Mehr is an ISI agent, we are not having any problems: Sunanda Pushkar http://t.co/ndL02QBIZm— Naveen (@nav_nirvana) January 17, 2014