Sridevi's forensic report released, died of accidental drowning

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 26, 2018 18:59 hrs

Dubai: Police released the forensic report revealing that Sridevi died of accidental drowning. The report claims that the actress lost her balance and fell into the bathtub and drowned.Traces of alcohol were also found in her blood.

The autopsy negates earlier media reports of Sridevi's death being caused by a heart attack.

The Dubai Police have transferred the case to the public prosecutor's office, from whence all standard legal procedures will be followed through.

The Dubai-based Gulf News quoted the UAE government's forensic report on its official Twitter handle. The cause of death is listed as accidental drowning in the report. A copy of the forensic report, attached with the post, has a stamp of the "Ministry of Health UAE" and the director of preventive medicine, Dubai, Dr Sami Wadie.

Her body will soon be moved to the Al Muhaisana embalming unit and will be repatriated to Mumbai, India at the earliest. The police will release the official forensic report and details to the family in the next few moments.

A chief prosecutor told Gulf News: “In such accidental death incidents, the results of the post-mortem and forensic examination reports are referred to the Public Prosecution as part of ordinary law enforcement procedures. The papers are revised by the prosecutors of the jurisdiction where the incident happened. An official order to hand over the body of the deceased to the family or relatives is issued shortly after that.”

Earlier there were reports, which suggested that there could be a further delay in handing over the mortal remains of the actress to her family, in case some inconsistencies are found in the toxicology reports.

The 54-year-old reportedly had a fainting spell in the bathtub of her hotel room and was immediately rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai. Sources in the Indian Consulate said that she was brought dead to the hospital.

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