Sridevi death controversy: Boney Kapoor called in for questioning by Dubai police

Dubai Police has now recorded the statement of Sridevi's producer husband


Ians February 27, 2018
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DUBAI:


The Dubai Public Prosecution has started an investigation into the untimely demise of Bollywood actress Sridevi, who was found dead in a bathtub at her hotel room.


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 actor's "accidental drowning" after losing consciousness.

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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."

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The overall investigation into her death began early Sunday morning, and the late actor's body has been at the General Department of Forensic Evidence, Dubai, since 2.30 a.m., on Sunday, reports Khaleej Times.

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The Dubai Police has 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.

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

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Meanwhile, sources also informed that the laboratory results revealed she had consumed alcohol and was in an inebriated state when she slipped and fell into the bathtub that was filled with water.

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The police said that there was no clear criminal motive with regard to her death, neither did she suffer a cardiac arrest like how it was reported earlier.

Her death certificate, issued by the Ministry of Health and Prevention's Preventive Medicine Department also stated that her death was due to accidental drowning.

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A formal medical committee, under the supervision of senior police officials, is supervising the investigation.

Also, Consul-General of India Vipul stated that the Indian Consulate in Dubai is continuing to wait and hope that all procedures towards the repatriation of Sridevi's body would complete as soon as possible.

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COMMENTS (3)

Abubakr mirza | 3 years ago | Reply "My deepest condolences to her fan's and family and everyone who loved her".I believe that no media platform have provided the adequate information that could have reason her death;no sane human being could die with the stated reason"drowning".I urge the filmfraternity to take the ultimate notice and look into the matter....Goodbye Shridevi the irreplaceable Queen of cinema....
Really sad news;I have certain reservations regarding the issue.No media platform have provided adequate information that could have satisfy the ultimate demise of veteran actor. | 3 years ago | Reply Karachi
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