Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Sunday wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde offering his full cooperation in the probe into the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar in a five-star hotel here.
In his letter, Tharoor said he was horrified by the “reckless speculation rampant” in the media.
“In the midst of my mourning, I have finally had a chance to catch up with the media reports and am horrified to read the reckless speculation rampant there,” Tharoor said.
He appealed to Shinde to expedite the investigation so that the truth emerged at the earliest.
“I’m appealing to you to issue instructions to the relevant authorities to expedite their investigation and come to a rapid conclusion so that the truth emerges at the earliest,” he wrote.
Offering full cooperation to the investigators, Tharoor said: “Nothing short of the truth will end the indignity to which my wife and I are being subject at a time when all I seek is to be allowed to grieve in private with her and my near and dear ones.”
The mortal remains of Sunanda were consigned to flames on Saturday after an autopsy was conducted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Doctors had suggested that it was a case of sudden, unnatural death. Though they refused to divulge details related to injury marks found on her body, the doctors maintained that the injury marks might or might not be related to her death.
52-year-old Sunanda was found dead around 8.30 pm on Friday.
Shashi Tharoor gave his statement in writing to Sub-Divisional Magistrate Alok Sharma, who is investing the case. Apart from Tharoor, Sunanda’s brother, her son from the second marriage and five members of Tharoor’s personal staff were questioned by the SDM.
Sources said the investigators were also looking into the call details of Sunanda and Tharoor and examining the texts she had sent and received.