Sunanda Pushkar was murdered

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NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has filed a case of murder in Sunanda Pushkar’s death probe, said Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi on Tuesday. “An FIR has been registered, whatever is required will be done,” said BS Bassi, while addressing the media.

“We have got the final medical report from AIIMS, and we have been told that it was an unnatural death,” Bassi told the media.

“The medical board gave us a report which says that the death was unnatural and due to poisoning,” Bassi said. “All relevant witnesses were examined by SDM, will examine whoever is required to be examined,” Bassi added.

“She died due to poisoning. Whether the poison was given orally or injected into her body is being investigated,” he said, adding the report from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences was received December 29.A few months ago, a three-member panel of AIIMS doctors, who had conducted the autopsy on Sunanda had concluded that she died of poisoning but had not mentioned the kind of poison.The board had also not explained so as to how the poison reached inside her body. Police had sought answers of these questions from the doctors.

Sunanda was found dead in a five-star hotel in south Delhi on the night of January 17. Police has not registered an FIR in this case and an inquest proceeding under section 176 CrPc is on.

The probe into the case was handed over to the Crime Branch on January 23. However, the case was transferred back to the South District police two days later.

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