The alleged suicide of Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor, the wife of Indian politician and former United Nations Under Secretary General Shashi Tharoor has left the nation shocked. The news of Sunanda death was met with disbelief and shock.
The incident took place within 24 hours after Sunanda and her husband Shashi Tharoor were caught up in a Twitter controversy, also involving a Pakistani woman journalist, Mehr Tarar. Pushkar had accused the 45-year-old Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar of stalking her husband and trying to "break" her marriage. However,following this both Shashi and Sunanda had come out with a joint statement that they were "happily married", but distressed by "some unauthorised tweets".
Mehr Tarar,the 42 year old Pakistani journalist also reacted with shock on Twitter: "I just woke up and read this. I'm absolutely shocked. This is too awful for words. So tragic I don't know what to say. Rest in peace,Sunanda," she tweeted.
"What the hell. Sunanda. Oh my God," said another tweet from her.
I just woke up and read this. I'm absolutely shocked. This is too awful for words. So tragic I don't know what to say. Rest in peace,Sunanda
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) January 17, 2014
What the hell. Sunanda. Oh my God. — Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) January 17, 2014
The Twitterati flooded the social networking site with their shocked reactions over Sunanda's mysterious death after the recent public marital discode.
Shocked to hear about Sunanda Pushkar!!
— Punit Goenka (@punit_goenka) January 17, 2014
Sudden tragic turn to what seemed like a frivolous tweet exchange a few hours ago. RIP Sunanda Pushkar — SayToSapna (@sapnagupta) January 17, 2014
Sunanda Pushkar had confided in her friends how wretched their marriage was. But none will speak now. Truth of death will never come out.
— Tina Basetia (@tinabasetia) January 17, 2014
Shashi Tharoor got into big trouble for the 2nd time because of Twitter. His loss is irreversible this time around. RIP Sunanda. — Mirza Baig (@WahVa) January 17, 2014
with power comes responsibility but mostly with power comes lust & only lust & sunanda pushkar is a victim of such disgusting power RIP..
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 17, 2014
Sunanda Pushkar RIP. Cause of death? If illness: cud she have been saved? If suicide: she cud have been saved. — madhu trehan (@madhutrehan) January 17, 2014