The report rules out "natural cause" while noting out that all the 15 injuries found on her, except 'injury number 10' (an injection mark), were caused by blunt force and non-contributing to death.

All the injuries mentioned are caused by "blunt force, simple in nature, non-contributing to death and are produced in scuffle, except injury number 10 which is an injection mark," it said.

Injury number 12 is a teeth bite mark. The injuries number 1 to 15 is of various duration ranging from 12 hours to 4 days," says the FIR registered as a murder case at Sarojini Nagar Police Station.

The autopsy board, in its final report submitted to police on December 29, has concluded that "it is not a natural death and the poisoning is through oral route. However, injectable route too also can’t be ruled out."

The FIR also states how the post mortem report had indicated toward "alprazolam poisoning" while the forensic report by CFSL and FSL Rohini completely contradicted it by ruling it out.

"The post mortem of the deceased was conducted at AIIMS, New Delhi on 18 January by an Autopsy Board of three forensic doctors at AIIMS.

"The Autopsy Board opined that the cause of death to the best of its knowledge and belief in this case is poisoning. The circumstantial evidences are suggestive of alprazolam poisoning," the FIR said.

Sundna, 51, was found dead in a five-star hotel on January 17 last year.

According to the FIR, on January 17 last year at about 9 PM a telephonic call was received by Inspector Atul Sood, the then SHO of Sarojini Nagar from Abhinav Kumar, PS to Tharoor, the then Minister of State of HRD that Sunanda had done something in Room No.345, Hotel Leela Palace, New Delhi.

Acting on this information, Sood along with staff went to the spot where Sunanda was found dead inside the bedroom of the suite. Preliminary enquiries at the spot showed that she had checked into this Hotel on January 15 at 1748 hours, the FIR said.

As it emerged that Sunanda had died within seven years of her marriage, Alok Sharma, SDM Vasant Vihar, was informed who inspected the place of occurrence and conducted Inquest Proceedings under section 176 CrPC.

Sharma examined the witnesses and the relatives of the deceased and recorded their statements, it said.

Director CFSL, Lodhi Road New Delhi, along with team also visited the scene of crime. The scene of crime was video graphed/photographed by the Crime Team/South District as well as CFSL Team.

The exhibits were lifted by the CFSL Team from the spot and the scene of occurrence was preserved and the body was moved for post mortem, it said.
"The circumstantial evidences are suggestive of alprazolam poisoning," it said. The Autopsy Report was handed over to SDM, Vasant Vihar on January 20.

Sharma then sent his inquest proceedings report to SHO/Sarojini Nagar with the remarks, "In view of the examination of post mortem report where the cause of death is poisoning, you are directed to further investigate the matter thoroughly and take action as per law.

"You are further directed to request the Director CFSL for early report of Viscera examination. "As per the directions, police then sent the Viscera, clothes and medicines found on the spot to CFSL, Lodhi Road, for examination.
The Viscera analysis report was received from CFSL, New Delhi on March 10 and the same was sent to autopsy board.

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