Sridevi died of accidental drowning in the bathtub: Autopsy report

Bollywood star Sridevi's mortal remains will reach India on Monday.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 23:18
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Mumbai:  Bollywood star Sridevi, who charmed the audience with stellar performances in several films such as 'Mr India', 'Chaalbaaz' and 'Lamhe' during her career spanning over four decades, passed away in Dubai on Saturday night.

She was 54. The actor, wife of producer Boney Kapoor, died reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding.

Her mortal remains will arrive in India from Dubai on Monday, her family said in a statement.


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In an earlier interview with an Indian media, India’s Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri had said that they had got clearance from Dubai authorities to repatriate Sridevi’s mortal remains. But on being contacted by Gulf News a short while back, he clarified that the quote from him was relevant at that point of time, however with the new development, of the case being referred to the Public Prosecution, the repatriation issue is now open ended. He added that the Indian Embassy is in talks with the Dubai authorities to get clearance and is hopeful it will happen soon, reported Gulf News.

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Slim chances of Sridevi's mortal remains on Monday, reports Khaleej Times.

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Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases, reports Gulf News.

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Following the completion of post-mortem analysis, Dubai Police HQ on Monday stated that Sridevi's death occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness. 

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Necessary reports awaited to start process of repatriating Sridevi's mortal remains, say officials.  

"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 official from the Consulate General of India told PTI.

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Sridevi’s post-mortem report has been submitted to the police in Dubai, reports suggest.

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Sridevi's body has been released for embalming, reports Gulf News.

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Traces of alcohol found in Sridevi's body. She was under the influence of alchohol when she fell into the bathtub. She died of drowning. 

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Sridevi's forensic report might be issued after two hours, reports The Khaleej Times.

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Death certificate for late actress Sridevi may be issued soon, as per The Khaleej Times.

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According to The Khaleej Times, Dubai Forensic Department officials confirmed that a second autopsy will not be conducted on Sridevi's body.

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According to The Khaleej Times, the forensics department is yet to submit blood test results to Dubai Police for the release of actor Sridevi's body. The results are expected to be out in some time.

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Farah Khan and Tabu arrive at the residence of Anil Kapoor in Mumbai.

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Khaleej Times quotes Indian Consulate officials as saying that they were hopeful that Sridevi's body will be ready for repatriation by 1 to 2 pm, Dubai time.

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According to Khaleej Times, minutes before her death, the actress and husband Boney Kapoor were planning to go out for a dinner date.

“He woke her up and the couple chatted for about 15 minutes before he invited her for dinner. The Chandni-fame star then went to the washroom. After 15 minutes passed and Sridevi did not come out, Kapoor knocked on the door to check on her. When he got no response, he forced open the door to find the legendary actor lying motionless in the bathtub full of water. "He tried to revive her and when he could not, he called a friend of his. After that, he informed the police at 9 pm," the paper quoted a source as saying.

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Sanjay Kapoor's wife reaches the residence of Anil Kapoor.

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Sridevi will always remain alive in my memory. It feels awkward to speak of her in the past tense. We have lost the biggest star of our country. I still cannot believe it. It will take many years to register what has actually happened, says Anupam Kher in Mumbai.

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As per reports, Anil Ambani has sent an aircraft to Dubai to bring back Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor`s body to India.

The 13-seater private jet belonging to Reliance Transport and Travel Ltd, left Mumbai for Dubai around 1.30 pm on Sunday.

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The autopsy of superstar Sridevi was completed on Saturday, according to media reports.

UAE officials had revealed on Saturday that Sridevi's autopsy has been completed and the family was awaiting laboratory reports conducted by the General Department of Forensic Evidence, Dubai, Khaleej Times had reported.