Indian author Shashi Tharoor charged with abetting wife’s suicide

High-profile author and MP says 3,000-page charge sheet alleging that he contributed to the death of Sunanda Pushkar in 2014 is ‘preposterous’

Shashi Tharoor, a high-profile member of India’s opposition party and a bestselling author, has expressed outrage after police filed charges against him relating to the death of his wife four years ago.

Tharoor’s wife, Sunanda Pushkar, was found dead in a Delhi hotel in January 2014, prompting an investigation by city police. Her death came days after she had claimed on Twitter to have evidence of an affair between Tharoor and a Pakistani journalist. Tharoor and Pushkar later issued a joint statement saying “unauthorised tweets” had been “misrepresented and led to some erroneous conclusions”.

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