Sridevi's death: There MAY be a second autopsy, Dubai authorities will confirm

New Delhi, Feb 27: The wait to have the last glimpse of their favourite actress seems endless. The wish of the family to bid final adieu to the body with all respect and rituals still remains unfulfilled, despite 60 hours of the sad demise of Sridevi. The wait is on.

The law of the land says that a death occurring anywhere in UAE must be investigated thoroughly. This in particular if the death is outside a hospital.

According to a Times Of India report  Dubai Public Prosecution has already questioned Boney Kapoor and Mohit Marwah's family, and requested Sridevi's medical records from India. If they feel the need, they may order a second post-mortem.
Although the body is to come today, there is neither a definite time nor an official confirmation of the same.

Hours after Dubai Police transferred the case of Indian actor Sridevi's death to Dubai Public Prosecution following revelation that she died due to "accidental drowning" in her hotel room, diplomatic sources here on Monday night said the repatriation issue is now open ended.

According to local media reports, the Indian Embassy is in talks with the Dubai authorities to get clearance and is hopeful it will happen "soon", though the embassy officials could not provide a definite time for the repatriation of the body.

Earlier, India's Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri had told the media that they had got clearance from Dubai authorities to repatriate Sridevi's mortal remains. But, the new development of the case being referred to the public prosecution further delayed the repatriation, making it "an open-ended issue", according to the sources.

In a shocking twist to her sudden end, a Dubai Police forensic report stated 54-year-old Sridevi died due to "accidental drowning" in the bathtub of her hotel room here before her surprise dinner date with husband and film producer Boney Kapoor.

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