A Delhi Court reserved its order on the anticipatory bail plea that had been filed by Shashi Tharoor, the husband of late Sunanda Pushkar for tomorrow. Delhi police had been against the bail, and the court heeded to its advice that Tharoor could flea the region if he is granted freedom. Shashi Tharoor has been charged with abetting the suicide of Sunanda Pushkar, under sections 498A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). She was found dead in a Delhi Hotel, on January 17 2014. She was 51 years old when she died.
The relationship between the couple had been strained. They had been married for four years, but a Twitter incident, in which intimate messages from a Pakistani Journalist, Mehar Tahar, to Shashi Tharoor were posted on the social media site, in which she confessed to being in love with him. Mehar denied that the messages had been written by her, but Sunanda was angered, and even accused her of being an ISI agent. However, as damage control, a statement was then published on Shashi Tharoor’s Facebook page, which indicated that both were happy in their relationship.
And before she died, Sunanda wrote an email to Shashi, in which she stated that she’d lost her will to live. It was ignored. Shashi had also allegedly cut off his phone contacts with his wife, and her pleas on social media were also not given any attention. There is also evidence that the couple used to fight, and marks were found on Sunanda’s body, however, they weren’t grave enough to have caused her death in any case. Shashi has vehemently denied any involvement in her suicide, and said that he has been roped into a political conspiracy to frame him for her death.