No Radioactive Substance Found In Sunanda Pushkar’s Body


New Delhi: Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor, did not die due to poisoning by polonium or any other radioactive substance, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US has concluded.

The FBI report sent to the Delhi Police says no radioactive substance has been found in Ms Pushkar’s body. It is being examined by a special investigation team.

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“We have received the FBI’s forensic report by email. A detail report is still awaited. Once we get the full report, the medical board would examine it,” Delhi Police chief BS Bassi told reporters.

The future course of action will be deciding only after getting the final report from the medical board, Bassi said. Sunanda Pushkar’s viscera samples were sent to US after AIIMS doctors had said that Indian labs lacked facility to identify the poison which caused her death.

Delhi Police have constituted a special investigative team to probe the death of Pushkar. Pushkar, the wife of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in a luxury hotel in Delhi on January 17, 2014.