Dubai Police: Drowning caused Bollywood superstar Sridevi’s death

Sridevi passed away in Dubai late on Feb. 24. (Reuters)

Bollywood star Sridevi’s autopsy report, which cites “accidental drowning” as the cause of her death, has now been handed to the Dubai police. However, there are other procedures that need to be completed before the body is repatriated.

Meanwhile, official twitter handle of Government of Dubai Media Office said that Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases.

“Following the completion of post-mortem analysis, @DubaiPoliceHQ today stated that the death of Indian actress Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness,” said the statement.

It was earlier reported that Indian authorities and claimants of Sridevi’s mortal remains are awaiting certificates from local officials before they start the process of repatriation, at least two officials have confirmed.

“We need forensic certificate, death certificate and embalming certificate before the process of embalming the body begins.

Unless these processes are completed, we will not be in a position to give a firm time for the repatriation of the body,” an Indian consulate official said.

He also said that the cancellation of passport has been done and that they [Indian consulate officials] will be needed at the immigration process, which will happen after the embalming is done.

Another Indian consulate official who has been waiting to obtain required documents said he has not been given a firm time at which the certificate will be issued. “It could be in an hour and it could take more time. There is no way to ascertain that,” he said.

Sridevi passed away in Dubai late Saturday evening. She was in the city to attend a wedding and was joined by her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi.

Last Update: Monday, 26 February 2018 KSA 21:01 - GMT 18:01

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