Sunanda Pushkar, who was upset over an alleged extramarital affair between her minister husband Shashi Tharoor and a Pakistani journalist, was found dead in a five-star hotel room which police believe is a case of suicide.

The body of 52-year-old Pushkar, a woman entrepreneur who married Tharoor in August 2010, was found in mysterious circumstances in luxury Leela Palace hotel in South Delhi, top police sources said.

The Minister informed us of the death and it seems it is a case of suicide, the sources said on condition of anonymity.

Pushkar and Tharoor were at the centre of a raging controversy in the last two days when reports emerged that she was upset over reported text and tweet messages between her husband and Mehr Tarar, Pakistani journalist.

Tharoor was present at the day-long AICC session which ended around 5 pm.

(This article was published on January 17, 2014)
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