Sunanda case: Tharoor’s domestic help quizzed by SIT

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New Delhi: The Special Investigating Team probing death of Sunanda Pushkar today interrogated her husband Shashi Tharoor’s domestic help on specific details such as people who met her during the 48 hours prior to her death and the injury marks on her body.

The domestic help, Narayan Singh, who was in Himachal Pradesh, came here this morning after investigators asked him last night to join the high-profile probe. His interrogattion started around noon and it continued till late in the evening at an undisclosed location in South Delhi.

He was interrogated by police at least twice earlier.

Asked whether Tharoor is a suspect, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi did not give a direct reply saying, “As far as we are concerned anything and everything is possible.”

“Once we complete our investigation, we will definitely be able to tell you,” he added.

Sources said Singh was asked about details of the people with whom she was apparently in touch on email and different social media including twitter.

Singh’s interrogation came a day after a letter, written by Tharoor in November last year to the Delhi Police Commissioner, surfaced in which the Congress MP accused investigators of “assaulting” and “intimidating” Singh into “confessing” that they both killed Sunanda.

Sources said SIT is likely to question Tharoor’s personal staff along with the employees of the five-star hotel in Delhi where she was found dead on January 17 last year.

Delhi Police had on Tuesday registered a murder case in connection with Sunanda’s death under section 302 of IPC on the basis of an AIIMS medical report that concluded that her death was unnatural and due to poisoning.

The sources said Singh was asked whether Sunanda was suffering from any ailments and was there any medication she was taking. He was specifically asked about the Tablet Alprax, two used strips of which were found in her room in Leela Palace hotel.

“He was also asked about the 15 injuries found on her body, especially ‘injury number 10’ which was termed as a mark caused by the needle of a syringe,” the sources said. MORE PTI TAQ MPB PYK

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