Sudhir Gupta insists that Sunanda Pushkar’s postmortem report was based on principles of medical ethics


The controversy over the death of ex-Union minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushar continues, after a dramatic claim by AIIMS doctor Sudhir Gupta that there was ‘pressure from outside’ (from a ministerial colleague of Shashi Tharoor, namely Ghulam Nabi Azad) to change the autopsy report of Pushkar’s death was rejected by AIIMS on Wednesday.

Dr Sudhir Gupta, who had alleged that Sunanda Pushkar’s autopsy report was doctored, said today that Sunanda Pushkar’s postmortem report was based on principles and norms of medical ethics. Gupta further said, “If you want my version, let me take the permission of the competent authority of AIIMS, because this is a serious legal issue. I want to clarify, not only post mortem of Sunanda Pushkar, any post mortem report prepared by me are based on ethics laid by the medicine. They are best on principles and practice of medicine.” Read more

Does the key to the Sunanda Pushkar death probe lie in the unexplained injection mark?
The sensational claim by head of forensic department at AIIMS, Dr Sudhir Gupta, that he was pressurised to fabricate the autopsy report of former union minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife, Sunanda Pushkar, once again raises doubts on the unexplained injection mark on her right wrist.” Sunanda’s body had 15 injuries, all of them caused over a span of 12 hours before her death. Injury number 12 was caused by a teeth bite. All the injuries “were caused by blunt force, simple in nature and not contributing to death, except injury number 10, which is an injection mark,” reads the report. After Dr Gupta’s statement, union health minister Harsh Vardhan has sought a detailed report from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. The hospital administration has refuted Dr Gupta’s claims. Dr Gupta headed the team of forensic experts that had conducted the post-mortem on Pushkar.




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