Just after she exposed her husband’s alleged affair with a Pakistani journalist, Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor was found dead in a hotel room on Friday evening.
Sunanda had used her husband Human Resources Minister Shashi Tharoor’s Twitter account to post a series of private messages sent to him by a Pakistani journalist, Mehr Tarar. She accusing that Miss Tarar was a spy and had been “stalking” her husband. She accused both of them of having a “rip-roaring” affair since Mehr Tarar had interviewed Tharoor in April last year.
Shashi Tharoor issued a statement saying that his Twitter account has been hacked. However, Sunanda said that she had posted the BBM messages on Mr.Tharoor’s Twitter account to expose Miss Tarar.
Tarar however denied any affair and the couple also issued a statement saying that they are happily married. However on Friday evening at 8.30 PM, Sunanda was found her dead in her hotel room. Mr Tharoor’s private secretary confirmed the death in a statement.
The cause of death is not yet known however police suspect that it may be a suicide. The news of Sunanda’s death sent shock throughout the political circles. Even Mehr Tarar wrote on Twitter that she was absolutely shocked and it was so tragic.