Sridevi death: Hotel room sealed as Dubai Public Prosecution starts probe

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 27, 2018 09:33 hrs

Dubai: The Dubai Public Prosecution has begun probe into the death of Sridevi who was found dead in a bathtub in her hotel room on Saturday.

The actress's body has been at the General Department of Forensic Evidence, Dubai, since 2.30am on Sunday, Khaleej Times reported.

Meanwhile, Sridevi’s hotel room 2201 in Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel has been sealed for investigation and is under the control of Dubai police.

According to sources, wanting to "surprise" his wife with a dinner, Boney Kapoor flew back from Mumbai and went to her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel at around 5.30 pm on Saturday.

He woke Sridevi up and the couple chatted for around 15 minutes before he she went off to the washroom to get ready for the dinner.

Some 15 minutes later, Boney knocked on the door to check up on her. Upon getting no response, he forced open the door to find his wife lying motionless in the bathtub.

Unable to revive her, he called a friend and then informed the police at 9 pm. The police and paramedics rushed to the site, but she was pronounced dead.

The preliminary report did not specify a time of death, but more details are expected in the detailed report.

Sridevi had gone to UAE, along with husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi Kapoor, to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding. Sridevi’s elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor had to skip the wedding celebrations to complete the shoot of her Bollywood debut film ‘Dhadak’.

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