Wife of India Minister Found Dead after Twitter ConflictPosted: January 19, 2014
William M. Welch reports: Abhinav Kumar, a minister’s aide, said that Tharoor and his wife had moved into the five-star hotel Thursday while their home was being painted. The minister first thought his wife was sleeping when he returned to their suite Friday night after a meeting, but she was found dead, he said.
Pushkar on Thursday gave a series of rambling interviews to Indian TV stations in which she said did not plan to leave her husband.
The Pakistani journalist, in interviews with Indian TV stations on Thursday, denied she was having an affair with Tharoor. She said she had met him in the past for interviews.
Tharoor was U.N. undersecretary-general for communications and public information under former Secretary-General Kofi Annan. His name was among those considered for the top U.N. post in 2006, when Ban Ki Moon was selected.
On Saturday, a hospital official called the death unnatural…
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