New Delhi: Shashi Tharoor, former Union minister and Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, will be tried from February 21 for abetment to suicide in his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death case. The 3,000-page chargesheet filed against Tharoor includes charges under Indian Penal Code sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 498(A) (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty).
While calling the chargesheet as “preposterous”, Tharoor has ruled out the accusation of abetment. He said, “No one who knew Sunanda believes she would ever have committed suicide, let alone abetment on my part.”
Sunanda Pushkar, a businesswoman and the wife of Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in mysterious circumstances on January 17, 2014 in The Leela Palace – a luxurious hotel in New Delhi. The Delhi Police had charged Shashi Tharoor with abetment to suicide in May 2018.
He was granted bail in the case on July 7.