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Sunanda brother

New Delhi, Jan. 25 (PTI): Sunanda Pushkar’s brother Rajesh, an army colonel, today came out in defence of Union minister Shashi Tharoor and said it was “unimaginable” to think he could harm Sunanda.

“My sister was one of the strongest personalities and to even remotely think that she would do any bodily harm to herself is preposterous and should not be believed. Also to think that my brother-in-law would do any harm to her is unimaginable,” he said.

Rajesh sought a speedy probe into the case “to put an end to the rumours that are hurting” the family. The inquiry was transferred to the crime branch of Delhi police on Thursday considering its “sensitive nature” and “complexities” involved. However, police sources said on Saturday that it had been transferred back by the crime branch.

“I have been with both Shashi and my sister throughout their journey together and can say with utmost confidence that they were a couple madly in love with each other. Differences, if any, were momentary... and we do not believe that they have any bearing on the incident,” Rajesh said.

Earlier this week, Sunanda’s son Shiv Menon had issued a similar statement.