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Dubai prosecution releases body of Bollywood actress Sridevi

Dubai prosecution releases body of Bollywood actress Sridevi

The 54-year-old was found dead in her Dubai hotel on Saturday

Dubai’s Public Prosecution has released the body of Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor to her family after she was found dead in her hotel room on Saturday, the emirate’s media office said.

The 54-year-old Indian actress was staying in the Emirates Towers hotel after attending a wedding in the neighbouring emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

She was reportedly in the bathroom preparing to go out out for dinner with producer husband Boney Kapoor, who surprised her after flying to Mumbai and back after the wedding.

When she became unresponsive he broke down the door and found her collapsed in the bath.

Dubai Police confirmed on Monday that she drowned in the hotel apartment’s bathtub after losing consciousness.

Read: Bollywood actress found dead in Dubai hotel room drowned – police

In another Twitter update on Tuesday, Dubai Media Office said her body had been released following the completion of a “comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of her death”.

“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 added.

The 54-year-old was known for her performances in more than 300 Bollywood films. In recent years, reports in the Indian media speculated that she had undergone several cosmetic procedures and was taking diet supplements.

She leaves behind her husband and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi.


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