The head of the forensics department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences [AIIMS] claimed that he was pressurized to give a false report in Union Ministers Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor mysterious death case.
Dr Sudhir Gupta, who headed the forensic experts, conducted the postmortem to Sunanda's body, wrote to the health ministry and the chief vigilance commission and complained that he was pressured by top officials to show Sunanda's death as a natural one. Now Dr. Gupta alleged that he being targeted for not bowing down to pressure and gave a fair report which stated that Sunanda died due to drug poisoning that could be suicidal or homicidal.
Recently the AIIMS governing body has approved another doctor to head the forensic and Dr Gupta is worried that he could be replaced. He also approached the central administrative tribunal to fight against the governing body's decision.
The Union Health Minister Dr Harsha Vardhan reacting on Dr. Gupta's letter asked the AIIMS director to submit a detailed report on the issue. Meanwhile senior BJP leader and noted lawyer Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that he will file a petition seeking a probe by the Supreme Court into the mysterious of Sunanda Pushkar.
52-year-old Sunanda was found dead in a five star hotel room on January 18, a day after she and her husband Shashi Tharoor released a statement about their marital status. Sunanda was involved in a public spat on social media with a Pakistani journalist as she suspected that the journalist was hitting on her husband.