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Tharoor to stay off Twitter 'for a while'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

On a day the charged with abetting his wife Sunanda Pushkar's suicide, the senior said that he would stay off "for a while".

"Staying off @for a while -- one encounters too much epicaricacy!," he said in a tweet.

Tharror, in his tweet, also explained the meaning of the word 'epicaricacy': Rejoicing at or deriving pleasure from the misfortunes of others.

Earlier, (62) dismissed as "preposterous" the nearly 3,000-page charge sheet filed before a city court and asserted he intends to contest it "vigorously" while the stood by the from Thiruvananthapuram and a former international civil servant, alleging it is a "conspiracy" by the to defame him.

In a blow to Tharoor, the suave is the only person to be arrayed as an accused in the case in which the police have concluded that it was a case of suicide and not murder. An FIR was registered by on January 1, 2015 against unknown persons under IPC section 302 (murder).

The police have also alleged that had subjected his wife to cruelty.

Pushkar's death had created a sensation as it came shortly after a bitter spat between the couple on Twitter, over his alleged affair with Pakistani Pushkar (51) was found dead in a suite in Hotel Leela, a in Chankayapuri, on the night of January 17, 2014.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 23:35 IST