The Delhi Police on Monday filed a charge-sheet in a court here accusing Congress leader Shashi Tharoor of abetting the suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Tharoor is the only person who has been arrayed as an accused in the case. The police in its charge-sheet, which runs into around 3,000 pages, has also alleged that Tharoor had subjected his wife to cruelty.
The police filed the charge-sheet in the mysterious death of Pushkar before Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh, who will consider it on May 24.
It also urged the court to summon Tharoor as an accused. Pushkar was found dead in a luxury hotel room on the night of January 17, 2014. The Congress leader has been charged under sections 498 A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.
The charge-sheet, which includes several annexures, said that Pushkar died within three years, three months and 15 days of her marriage with Tharoor, who is the Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram. The couple had entered into wedlock on August 22, 2010.
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