Shashi Tharoor Might Undergo Lie-Detector Test


New Delhi: Congress senior leader Sashi Tharoor is likely to undergo a lie-detector test in connection with the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. As per the reports, Tharoor can be called in for another round of questioning and may have to take a lie-detector test.

A Special Investigation Team formed to probe Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious death, on last Thursday questioned Tharoor’s domestic help Narayan Singh and driver Bajrangi. Police are also questioning a few chemists in Lodhi Colony to find the source of the Alprax tablets found in Sunanda’s hotel room, where she was found dead.

A three-member AIIMS autopsy panel had found anti-anxiety drug Alprazolam popularly known as Alprax in Pushkar’s body, a fact corroborated by the FBI, which analysed the viscera samples. The samples were sent to Washington after the Pune-based Central Forensic Science Laboratory ruled out the presence of Alphrax in Pushkar’s body.

During an earlier round of questioning, Narayan and Bajrani had told investigators that the couple had got into a heated conversation, a day before Sunanda was found dead. Singh reportedly also claimed that Tharoor had physically assaulted Sunanda during the argument.

In a series of tweets, Sunanda had accused Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar of having an affair with her husband Shashi Tharoor. On January 17, 2014, a day after the Twitter controversy, Sunanda was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a 5-star hotel of New Delhi.