US RE­PORT FINDS ANTI-ANX­I­ETY DRUG TRACES IN SUNANDA’S BODY

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NEW DELHI: The US Fed­eral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (FBI) has found traces of an an­tianx­i­ety drug in the body of so­cialite Sunanda Pushkar, po­lice sources said on Fri­day, which cor­rob­o­rates ear­lier find­ings of the All In­dia In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sci­ences’ (AIIMS).

An 11-page re­port analysing the FBI’s con­clu­sions has been sub­mit­ted to Delhi po­lice prob­ing the death of Pushkar, po­lice chief BS Bassi said on Fri­day, adding that the high-pro­file case will be now taken to the log­i­cal con­clu­sion.

The sources said the FBI lab re­port states that ra­di­a­tion lev­els in Pushkar’s vis­cera sam­ples was within per­mis­si­ble lev­els and could not have caused her death.

Be­sides traces of the an­tianx­i­ety drug Alphrax, the FBI lab has also found an anaes­thetic drug ‘Li­do­caine Gel’ in the vis­cera of Pushkar, found dead in a five-star ho­tel in Delhi on the night of Jan­uary 17, 2014, the sources added. Pushkar’s doc­tors had de­nied pre­scrib­ing Alphrax.

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