A day after Twitter controversy, Union minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar has been found dead in New Delhi’s Leela Hotel, where she had moved due to construction work in her house.
Shashi Tharoor is currently at the hotel where he was called by the police. The police suspect Sunanda Pushkar may have committed suicide by hanging herself.
Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor, had posted a series of private messages between Shashi and Pakistani columnist Mehr Tarar on his timeline.
Pushkar was unhappy after reading the messages.
Shashi Tharoor claimed that his Twitter account had been hacked and the Tharoors issued a joint statement on Facebook telling the media to respect their privacy.
She posted about Mehr: for her information Shashi an& I are very happy together sad for her to know i guess i get sick and go away 4 treatment &the vultures pounce.
“My husband @ShashiTharoor &I are very happy so a Mehr isn’t going 2 bother me all her lies on TV amused me,” she tweeted.
Police sources say that she was found sprawled on a bed in room 345 at The Leela Palacehotel in south Delhi.
Earlier, Tharoor had said she was undergoing treatment. “My wife’s illness means i need to be with her&will miss all 5 events of #JaipurLitFest 2014. Have promised to atone in 2015,” he tweeted a few hours before she committed suicide.
She was suffering from Lupus.