Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor, found dead in Delhi hotel

sunandaSunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in a five-star hotel in New Delhi.

Pushkar’s body was found in room number 345 of Leela Hotel. The incident came to fore around 8pm after the hotel authorities informed the police.

The special commissioner of police Deepak Mishra said. However police were yet to ascertain if it was a suicide. Further investigations are on. The room in which 52-year -old Pushkar was staying has been sealed by the police.

Pushkar had checked into the five star hotel on Thursday, police said. Sources said she was last seen at 3.30pm on Friday in the hotel lobby.

The housekeeping staff apparently knocked on Sunanda’s door at 7pm but got no response. The hotel staff allegedly opened the room with another swipe card and found her dead on her bed.

The authorities then contacted Shashi Tharoor after which the police were also informed. The police are yet to confirm this sequence of events officially. The police did not confirm if they have recovered a suicide note from the spot.

A team of officers has sought for the CCTV footages of the last 12 hours. A team is also going through the video footages at the hotel’s control room.

The cops have sealed the entire 3rd floor of the hotel and have called in forensic experts to scan the spot. The experts have photographed and lifted evidence including figerprints from the rooms, bed and door handles. The entire investigation is being videographed.

The shocking news comes just a day after Sunanda and her husband Shashi Tharoor were involved in a Twitter controversy, also involving a Pakistani woman journalist, Mehr Tarar.

“I just woke up and read this. I’m absolutely shocked. This is too awful for words,” Mehr Tarar tweeted later in the evening Friday.