Dr Sudhir Gupta, the head of Forensic Medicine Department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has said that he was pressurized to change Sunanda's postmortem report.

“Sunanda Pushkar had said that she would expose the corruption in Indian Premiere League (IPL) deals… But she was killed. There should be an inquiry into it by Supreme Court,” Swamy said.

“The name of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra would also have surfaced,” Subramanian Swamy was quoted as saying by a leading news channel.

“It is also strange that Sunanda’s husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was admitted in the AIIMS Hospital at the time when the autopsy was about to be conducted on her body,” he further said.

Meanwhile, AIIMS has rejected all allegations by its Forensic Medicine Department head.

The government earlier in the day sought a detailed report from the AIIMS on the reported allegation by the senior forensic doctor.

“After I became the Health Minister, Dr Sudhir Gupta of AIIMS had written to our department regarding his promotion. But after TV channels on Tuesday said that he has made a specific allegation, I have written to the AIIMS Director seeking a detailed information in this regard,” Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had said.

The allegation by Dr Gupta has added a new twist to the mystery surrounding the death of 52-year-old Sunanda.
Dr Gupta refused to comment on his reported allegation, saying he has already stated the facts before the ‘competent’ authorities.

“I don’t want to comment on this issue. It is a legal matter, a serious issue. I cannot share it with the media. I am a government servant. Whatever I wanted to say, I have said at a competent place,” he said.

The autopsy report had mentioned more than a dozen injury marks on Sunanda's both hands and an abrasion on her cheek which suggests a ‘use of blunt force’, besides a ‘deep teeth bite’ on the edge of her left palm.

Sunanda was found dead in a 5-star hotel in South Delhi on the night of January 17, a day after her twitter spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar over an alleged affair with Tharoor whom she married in 2010.

The probe into the case was handed over to the Crime Branch on January 23. However, the case was transferred back to the South District police two days later on January 25.

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