Even as Delhi Police maintained that the final autopsy report by AIIMS on Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, is “inconclusive” on the reasons for the death, the BJP-led government at the Centre said it favoured a fresh probe into the case.
“If there is a new report then there should be an inquiry into it,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said when asked to comment on the inquiry report which suggested that Sunanda had died of poisoning.
A day after the viscera report of Sunanda suggested that she may have died of poisoning, police said they are still investigating the case.
Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi told reporters on Friday that the viscera report was “inconclusive” and that they are probing the case further.
Police said they would submit all the relevant documents to the authorities concerned for investigation.
Referring to the demand for a CBI probe from some quarters, Bassi said the Delhi Police is competent and would get to the bottom of the case. “Whenever we reach any conclusion or when we get complete forensic evidence, we will share the information with you,” he said.
Police will now have to get some forensic tests done, as advised by the doctors to shed more light into the cause of death.
The mattress and bedsheets from the hotel room where Sunanda was found dead will be submitted to the FSL.
No FIR has been registered in the case so far.