Dubai Public Prosecution closes Sridevi's death investigation

Source:  Tribune Published in World on Tuesday, February 27, 2018

DUBAI, UAE: A probe into the sudden death of veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi, who died after drowning in a hotel bathtub, has been completed and the case closed, the Dubai Prosecutors office announced on February 27.

The Consul General of India has called for an emergency meeting. The body could be flown back to India tonight. The process of embalming has begun and Sridevi’s body is expected to fly back to India in a private jet in about two hours.

The mortal remains of the 54-year-old have been handed over to her bereaved family, it added.

The body of Sridevi has been released for the procedure of embalming, says a report from Consulate General of India, Dubai.

“Dubai Police has handed over the Consulate and the family members letters for the release of the mortal remains of the Indian cinema icon Sridevi Boney Kapoor so that they can proceed for embalming,” read a tweet from the official page of Consulate General of India, Dubai.

Update: Dubai Police has handed over the Consulate and the family members letters for the release of the mortal remains of the Indian cinema icon Sridevi Boney Kapoor so that they can proceed for embalming.

On Saturday evening, Sridevi drowned in the bathtub of room number 2201 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel.

The official Twitter account of Dubai Police on Monday dropped the word ‘accidental’ from the actor’s death case. Earlier, the forensic report cover letter had said the reason for death was ‘accidental drowning.’

Sridevi’s premature death

The Dubai Public Prosecution has started an investigation into the death of Sridevi.

Sources at the Dubai Police informed Khaleej Times that the Public Prosecution will conduct further investigations with regard to circumstances that led to the 54-year-old star’s ‘drowning’ after losing consciousness.

The Dubai Media Office tweeted, “Dubai police assert that the case file was forwarded to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Dubai to take the necessary legal action in accordance with such cases.” At 6 p.m., Monday, the case was still referred to the public prosecution for further investigation.”

:Following the completion of post-mortem analysis, today stated that the death of Indian actress occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness.1/2


The Dubai Police had also recorded the statement of Sridevi’s producer husband Boney Kapoor.

Sources told Gulf News that the film-maker was called to the Bur Dubai police station for questioning. The police took his statement after which he was allowed to return to his hotel.



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