Sunanda Pushkar did not die of radioactive poisoning, says FBI report

New Delhi: FBI lab reports of Sunanda Pushkar’s viscera sample have ruled death by polonium or any other radioactive substance, reports the Hindu. Reports sent to Indian authorities have hinted that the radioactive substance present in the body had not reached toxic levels, which could have resulted in a fatal consequence.

Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Shashi Tharoor

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi told the Hindu that “some facts related to the case” would be disclosed soon. The reports confirm that no polonium was used in poisoning Pushkar, but also provide the police the name of the poison used, says the Hindu.

The name of the poison would now take the Special investigating team, which is probing the alleged murder, to its procurement as well as how it was administered into the body of Sunanda.

Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in hotel Leela Palace on January 17, 2014. She along with her husband and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor had checked into the hotel a couple of days before her death. The couple had been having major arguments in the days leading to her death. Sunanda had also given an interview to news channels, and exchanged in a Twitter war with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, via her husband’s account.

The post mortem report hinted at the presence of isotopes in the body but the nature could not be detected at Indian labs forcing the authorities to send the samples abroad nine months ago.