In the bizarre turn of events, the Dubai Public Prosecution has started an investigation into the untimely demise of Bollywood actress Sridevi, who died of accidental drowning in a bathtub in her hotel room here.
As reported, the Dubai Police informed that the Public Prosecution would conduct further investigations with regard to circumstances that led to the 54-year-old actress’s “alcohol-induced accidental drowning” after losing consciousness.
The Dubai Media Office tweeted: “Dubai police assert that the case file was forwarded to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Dubai to take the necessary legal action in accordance with such cases.”
The Dubai police have also recorded the statement of Sridevi’s producer husband Boney Kapoor and according to latest development have seized his passport.
The filmmaker was called to the Bur Dubai police station for questioning. The police took his statement after which he was allowed to return to his hotel.
Sridevi’s funeral is likely to be further delayed as authorities in Dubai are yet to complete formalities, release the actor’s body and issue a death certificate. Her husband Boney Kapoor has given a statement to the Dubai Police on the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.
Boney Kapoor reportedly discovered Sridevi unconscious in the bathtub filled with water in room 2201 of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. She was taken to a hospital where she was declared brought dead.