Wait for Sridevi gets longer: 'No clear criminal motive', says Dubai police
There has been a dramatic turn of events over the past 50 hours following the death of actress Sridevi. It was reported at first that she had died of a cardiac arrest, but on Monday the cause of the death was stated to be due to accidental drowning.
As the Dubai Public Prosecution begins its probe into the case, reports of Sridevi's husband, Boney Kapoor being questioned by the police have been termed as false. Only a testimony was provided by Kapoor, media reports state. There was only a conversation between the police and him after the body was discovered in the bathtub of room number 2201 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai.
While it was reported that the body of the actress would reach Mumbai on Monday, investigations in Dubai have further delayed the process. The Khaleej Times reported that the public prosecution will conduct further investigations into the matter. The circumstances that led to her drowning would be probed.
The probe would also focus on whether there was any criminal motive. However, for now, no clear criminal motive has been found. The laboratory tests have revealed that she had consumed alcohol and was in an inebriated state when she slipped and fell into the bathtub which was filled with water, the Khaleej Times also reported. The body of the late actress has been at the General Department of Forensic Evidence, Dubai since 2.30 am on Sunday.
The Dubai Media Office Twitter account posted: "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." At 6 pm Monday, the case was still referred to the public prosecution for further investigation.