Three days after she died in her hotel suite in Dubai, authorities issued the final clearance letter on Tuesday afternoon that will enable Bollywood actor and legend Sridevi to come home to India.
Sridevi died from ‘accidental drowning’ in her hotel bathtub late on Saturday night, causing nationwide shock and a long wait for her to come back to India.
The Dubai Police handed over the letter to Sridevi’s family and the Indian Consulate for the release of her mortal remains early on Tuesday afternoon.
The Dubai Media Office tweeted: “The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Dubai said: ‘The decision to release the body came after all the investigations and procedural matters followed in such incidents were completed, in order to determine all its circumstances and ensure that justice was done within the framework of the law’.”
The case is now considered closed.
Her body was embalmed at the Medical Fitness Centre in Muhaisanah, Dubai. It is reported the mortal remains of Sridevi will arrive in Mumbai late on Tuesday night. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon.
The delay took place because the Dubai Police in its forensic report put the cause of death as ‘accidental drowning’ and not cardiac arrest as was earlier reported.
The autopsy concluded Sridevi lost consciousness and drowned accidentally in the bathtub.
Following the report, the case was transferred to the Dubai Public Prosecution for routine legal procedure and the final clearance.
Late on Monday night, sources told the Gulf News that Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor had been called to the Bur Dubai police station for questioning. He was allowed to go back to the hotel after he made a statement, the paper reported.