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Indian minister's stepson says his mother's death was due to stress and wrong medication

January 21, 2014 - 11:28 PM

NEW DELHI - The stepson of an Indian minister says his mother's recent death was due to stress and the wrong medication.

Shiv Menon says his mother Sunanda Pushkar was too strong to commit suicide, as many Indian newspapers have speculated.

Pushkar's body was found in a luxury hotel in New Delhi a day after she apparently tweeted that her husband, the prominent politician Shashi Tharoor, was having an affair with a Pakistani journalist.

The India media, quoting investigators, have reported that Pushkar died of an overdose of prescription medications. But the investigators do not know whether the death was deliberate or accidental. The case has captivated the country.

In a statement that appeared in the media Wednesday, Menon said Tharoor would never have harmed his mother.

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