‘Case closed’ in death of Bollywood star Sridevi: Dubai prosecutor

This file photo taken on December 17, 2012 shows Indian Bollywood actress Sridevi (second left) with her husband Boney Kapoor (left) and daughters Khushi (second right) and Jhanvi Kapoor (right), posing during the unveiling of the latest Indian edition of People magazine in Mumbai. — AFP

An investigation into the death of Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, who drowned in her bathtub in a Dubai hotel, has been closed, police said yesterday. “The Dubai public prosecutor’s office has decided to release the body of Indian actress Sridevi to her family after the investigation into the incident was concluded and the case closed,” read a tweet by the Dubai police. Sridevi, 54, drowned in her bathtub after losing consciousness at the weekend in a hotel in Dubai, where she was attending a wedding.

Dubai had held the superstar’s body since Saturday, pending the results of the post-mortem investigation. Born Shree Amma Yanger Ayappan in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Sridevi appeared in around 300 films and was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, for her service to the film industry.-AFP


This article was published on 27/02/2018