The mysterious death of 52-year old Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union Minister Sashi Tharoor, has now been transferred under the purview of Crime Branch of Delhi police. Pushkar was found dead in her hotel room in Delhi at Leela Palace last week, leading to a number of speculations about her death.
According to sources, the high profile case has been transferred to the crime branch so that it can probe into the various aspects involved in this mysterious death. On Tuesday, the court directed the police to investigate the suicide or murder angles in the case, after the autopsy report showed poisoning as the reason for Sunanda's death.
The south district officers has handed over the case related documents and evidences to the crime branch on Wednesday. The documents included the post-mortem report, seizure memos and statements of a number of people. The officials from crime branch will start their investigations from scratch and will pursue the case from all angles, said a senior officer of Crime Branch.
Sunanda's autopsy report has also mentioned a deep bite at the edge of her left palm and over a dozen other injury marks on her body, which just makes the case even more mysterious. The report also mentions two drugs, which was found in Sunanda's body - Excedrin and Alprax. Excedrin is a mixture of Acetaminophen and Caffeine.
Sunanda's body was found in her hotel room by her husband, and this incident took place a day after the much talked about Twitter war between Sunanda and Pakistani Journalist, Mehr Tarar, where Sunanda accused Tarar of having an affair with Shashi, reported nnis.