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Dubai Police closes case, says Sridevi accidentally drowned after losing consciousness

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The Dubai Public Prosecutor’s office closed the investigation into actor Sridevi’s death.

New Delhi: Amidst speculation about the probable causes of Sridevi’s death, the Dubai Public Prosecutor’s Office closed the investigation into the actor’s death Tuesday. It confirmed that accidental drowning following loss of consciousness was the cause of death, as stated earlier in the forensic report.

The Dubai Media Office said through a series of tweets that the decision to release the body was taken after a thorough investigation.

“Dubai Public Prosecution stressed that all regular procedures followed in such cases have been completed. As per the forensic report, the death of the Indian actress occurred due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness. The case has now been closed,” it said.

The Dubai Police handed over the release letters for her remains to the Indian embassy, and to her family for embalming on the same day.

“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,” the Consulate General of India tweeted.

The 54-year-old actor, known as Indian cinema’s first woman superstar, passed away in her hotel room in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers late Saturday night, leaving family, friends and fans stunned.

Her stepson Arjun Kapoor arrived in Dubai on Tuesday to be with his father Boney Kapoor as he wraps up formalities and takes the remains home to Mumbai.

Sridevi was in Dubai for a family wedding and had stayed back after the ceremonies. Her husband had flown back to Mumbai with their younger daughter Khushi Kapoor, but returned to Dubai to surprise Sridevi.

With inputs from PTI

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