While the post-mortem report claimed the cause of her death was poisoning, there were also 15 ante-mortem injuries on her body, which were 12 hours- to four-days-old, and were “produced in a scuffle”, the court was told.
Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in the city on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple was staying in the hotel, as the official bungalow of Tharoor was being renovated at that time.
"I would like to reiterate my position that I find charges preposterous and baseless, the product of a malicious and vindictive campaign against myself. I will continue to vigorously contest these charges...” Shashi Tharoor said.
The Delhi Police had on May 14 accused Tharoor of abetting Pushkar’s suicide and told a city court that he should be summoned as an accused in the four-and-half-year-old case, claiming there was sufficient evidence against him.