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Sridevi funeral updates: Actor’s body not to be embalmed today, return of mortal remains to be delayed

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Dubai: In an extremely shocking news, Bollywood actor Sridevi has passed away at the age of 54. The actor died following after a massive cardiac arrest in Dubai. Sridevi, her husband Boney Kapoor and her younger daughter Khushi were in Dubai to attend a family wedding.

Sridevi’s body not being embalmed today; mortal remains kept at forensic department at police headquarters

Contrary to earlier reports, it is now being said that Sridevi’s body will not be embalmed today and the actor’s mortal remains are kept at the forensic department at the police headquarters.


Khaleej Times reported that the embalming likely to take place at Sonapur by noon on Tuesday.

Executive Editor of UAE’s Khaleej Times, Vicky Kapur told ABP News that the Dubai Police will record the statement of Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor in connection with her sudden demise. Boney was present in the room where Sridevi died of “accident drowning” and was reportedly the one who first found her lying unconscious in the bath tub.

Following the release of the forensic report of Sridevi, who died in a hotel here on February 24, the Dubai police transferred the case to the Dubai police prosecution, which will carry out the regular legal procedures which are normally followed in such circumstances.

Currently the phone call records of the actress are being checked. According to First Post website, specific phone call records from 24 to 48 hours before the time of death are being closely looked at by the investigating agencies.  As per the sources, repeated phone calls by one specific individual is said to be the main focus of the probe agencies

The verified account of Dubai Media Office tweeted, “Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases.” Earlier, the completion of post-mortem analysis revealed that the 54-year-old Indian actress died of accidental drowning in her hotel room’s bathtub, after suffering a dizzying spell.

The forensic report have claimed that veteran actor Sridevi died of accidental drowning after losing balance and falling into a bathtub full of water.

The official account had earlier confirmed the news and tweeted, “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.” Traces of alcohol were also found in the actor’s body, the report added.

The body has been reportedly sent for embalming and her mortal remains will impart for India after the completion of necessary paperwork. Sources in the Indian Consulate had said that she was brought dead to the hospital.

Meanwhile, celebrities and fans have been flocking to the Mumbai residence of Anil Kapoor, brother-in-law to the actress. Actress Madhuri Dixit, director Karan Johar, designer Manish Malhotra, actress Tabu, filmmaker Farah Khan, choreographer Saroj Khan, actor Farhan Akhtar, along with mother Honey Irani, were seen visiting the family earlier in the day.