7 January 2015

India police: Ex-minister, UN diplomat's wife was murdered

In this Sept. 4, 2010 file photo, former Indian Junior Foreign Minister Shashi Tharoor listens to his wife Sunanda Pushkar at their wedding reception in New Delhi, India. Indian police said Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, that they are now treating the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of the prominent former government minister and U.N. diplomat, as a murder and have set up a special team to investigate her death in a New Delhi hotel last year.
Indian police said Wednesday that they are now treating the death of the wife of a prominent former government minister and U.N. diplomat as a murder and have set up a special team to investigate her death in a New Delhi hotel last year.
Sunanda Pushkar's death last January was previously believed to have been a suicide. But Delhi police chief Bhimsen Bassi said Wednesday that after an investigation, a medical board had concluded that she had been poisoned.