• Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Indian politician charged over wife’s death

By: Sarwar Alam

A charismatic Indian opposition figure and former top UN official was charged Monday over the death of his wife, reigniting a mystery that shook the country’s establishment. Shashi Tharoor, 62, is accused of cruelty toward his wife Sunanda Pushkar and abetting her suicide in a five-star hotel room in 2014. Delhi police said on Twitter they had now amassed enough forensic and other evidence to pursue the high-profile Congress party politician in court. Tharoor has denied any involvement in Pushkar’s death, calling the charges “preposterous” and vowing to fight “vigorously” against the allegations. Pushkar was found dead two days after…

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