Dubai Transfers Sridevi Death Case To "Public Prosecution": Updates

Starting as a child actor at the age of 4, Sridevi had worked in 300 films. (File)

New Delhi:  Three days after the death of superstar Sridevi in Dubai, the family is yet to receive her body to carry out her last rites in Mumbai. The Indian envoy in UAE said they are waiting for “clearance”. Sridevi’s husband, filmmaker Boney Kapoor  was called in for investigation on Tuesday and his statement was recorded, according to news agency Press Trust of India. Dubai authorities have transferred to the “Dubai Public Prosecution”. Sridevi’s postmortem report, that was released on Monday, said she died of “accidental drowning”. Her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor had earlier said that the veteran actor died of a cardiac arrest. Sridevi’s sudden death left her legions of fans and the film industry in shock.


Here are the updates on the investigation into Sridevi’s death:


Sridevi “Accidentally Drowned”, Body May Be Flown Today: 10 Points
Veteran actor Sridevi had “accidentally” drowned in the bathtub of the hotel where she was staying, the Dubai police said on Monday. As the case was transferred to the “Dubai Public Prosecution” for regular legal procedure, the police, according to a media report, called in Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor for questioning and his statement was recorded. Indian envoy in UAE Navdeep Suri has said they are waiting for “clearance”. The body may be flown to Mumbai today. The sudden death of the 54-year-old, initially thought to be cardiac arrest, came as a shock to the film fraternity and fans.