New Delhi, Jan 20 (): Sunanda Pushkar asked Rohit Kochhar her friend who is a lawyer, three months ago to prepare a will.
At the time, she told him, in the context of her illness that life is uncertain. She asked him to do so when she was not having any problem with Shashi. Kochhar last saw Sunanda in Dubai where he attended a wedding reception. Her friends say that she was worried about her health.
Sridevi Badiga who was with Sunanda on New Year’s Eve in Goa, said her friend had health problems and stayed indoors during their holiday. Sunanda was not someone who would commit suicide and rubbished reports of drug overdose, said Badiga. Badiga had come from Dubai to attend the Jaipur Literary Fest on Jan 18 and had got Sunanda’s dry cleaned clothes and rice milk for her. She considered Sunanda as her sister and was looking forward to see the Tharoors.
Yet another Dubai-based friend of Sunanda was Regina Mazhar, who was with the Tharoors at Thiruvananthapuram. They had dinner and Shashi was complimenting Sunanda’s looks.
On January 16, Sunanda called Mazhar and shared her worries about her health. The next morning being Friday, Mazhar sent Sunanda an SMS saying she would pray for her.
A doctor of the AIMS three-member panel said that the post-mortem report revealed no trace of alcohol found in Sunanda’s body. Police are seeing the CCTV footage of the third floor of the hotel and call records of Sunanda. The post-mortem report will be given to SDM today.
Nalini Singh, a journalist to whom Sunanda spoke has given her statement to the police. Shashi yesterday recorded his statement to the SDM. He wanted the police to clear the mystery as with time, speculations around Sunanda’s death are getting bigger.
Reports say that Congress leaders in Kerala have started a campaign to see that Shashi does not get a ticket in coming polls.