India Politician's Wife Found Dead Days After Twitter Spat

An Indian government minister's wife was found dead in a New Delhi hotel room on Friday, days after being involved in a Twitter feud with a woman she accused of stalking her husband, Reuters reported. Earlier this week Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor accused Pakistan-based journalist Mehr Tarar of stalking her husband, Shashi Tharoor, in a series of Twitter posts. Sunanda said she had gone into her husband's Twitter account and put out private messages Tarar had sent to her husband over Blackberry Messenger. Tarar indirectly responded, denying having an affair and threatened to sue. The scandal went viral and the couple issued a statement that they were distressed by the controversy caused by unauthorized use of their Twitter accounts. Shashi Tharoor found his wife dead in a hotel room on Friday after having to force the door open. It is not clear how Sunanda died. Police said the body has been sent for a post-mortem.

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