Both the police and the SDM, who is holding inquest proceedings, are said to be focusing on whether there was any foul play in the death of 52-year-old Sunanda and how far the reported liaison between Tharoor and a Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar was responsible for the events leading to her death.
After going through the CCTV footage in the hotel where she died on Friday and on the questioning of the private staff of Tharoor, Union Minister of State for HRD, police have decided to question people Sunanda is understood to have spoken to after she had reportedly fought with her husband on Thursday night.
In the morning Tharoor, who wrote to Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde offering full cooperation in the probe, recorded his statement before the SDM Alok Sharma.
In his letter to Shinde, Tharoor said he was "horrified" to see the "reckless speculation rampant" in the media. He said that the relevant authorities should be asked to expedite the investigation and come to a rapid conclusion so that the truth emerges at the earliest.
Tharoor, in his 50-minute statement before the SDM, is understood to have narrated the events prior to the death of his wife Sunanda in a five-star hotel suite.
Apart from Sunanda's brother, famous journalist Nalini Singh appeared before the SDM claiming she was one of the last persons Sunanda had talked to.
"I have shared with the SDM exactly what Sunanda said to me. She was planning something as she had something in her mind. She did share something with me and I shared it with the SDM," Singh said.

Singh said that Sunanda was "very distraught, disturbed and upset" following the Tarar episode.


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