Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has asked the police to conduct an expeditious probe into the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor.

“He (Tharoor) has written to me and sought an expeditious probe. I have already talked to the persons concerned and they are doing it,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function in New Delhi on Monday.

Mr. Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource and Development, had on Sunday written a letter to the Home Minister offering his full cooperation in the probe into the death of his 52-year-old wife Sunanda, saying he was “horrified to read the reckless speculation rampant” in the media.

In the letter, Mr. Tharoor, 57, had said the relevant authorities be asked to expedite the investigation and come to a rapid conclusion so that the truth emerges at the earliest regarding Sunanda who was found dead in a luxury hotel here on Friday evening.

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