Congress Leader, Shashi Tharoor has issued an official statement in relation to the suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar and the charges against him that he was responsible for abetting her death. He has been summoned by the court, since his name has been stated in the charge sheet as the accused. Shashi tweeted the statement, and captioned it with, “My statement on today’s news”. He writes, “I have taken notice of the developments in the case being heard by the Hon’ble Judge of the Patiala House Court in relation to the circumstances surrounding the untimely death of my late wife, Mrs Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor. As I understand, the court has issued summons against my name and I have been asked to appear before the court on Saturday, 7th July 2018.”
“I would like to point out that, frm the very start, I have fully cooperated with the investigating team and continue to maintain that due legal process must be followed in all aspects related to this case.” However, he is still denying the charges, as he writes further, “I would like to reiterate my position that I find the charges preposterous and baseless, the product of a malicious campaign against myself. I will continue to vigorously contest these charges and maintain my steadfast conviction that ultimately the truth will prevail through the judicial system that we are privileged to have in out country.”
Sunanda had written an email to Shashi on 9 January 2014, just nine days before she took her life, stating that she had lost her will to live. It seems that the relationship between the two had broken down to the extent that Shashi ignored all her emails, and disconnected all calls. She even tried to contact him through social media, but her pleas were not heard. She was found dead in the room of a five star hotel in Delhi, on January 17 2014. She was 51 years old.
My statement on today's news. pic.twitter.com/5zWf4PR9ue
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 5, 2018