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Dubai police reports on legendary actress Sri Devi.

As the whole nation waits for the result of Autopsy a day after legendary actress Sri Devi passed away yesterday at the age of 54, new updates have turned up. It was earlier reported that Sri Devi had died of a cardiac arrest at a hotel in Dubai early hours of yesterday morning. Her body was to be flown in yesterday for a funeral to be attended by all the VIPs of the industry including Superstar Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. However, in the afternoon it was reported that her body will be flown in by evening and though an autopsy is done and foul play is ruled out, there was still a lot of official procedures to be finished. Reports now state that the cause of death is drowning in a bathtub stemming from a loss of consciousness. The body is to be flown in tomorrow.

Here is the timeline:

The Kapoor family has now released an official statement giving out details of the funeral and last rites of the legendary actor Sridevi.

“On behalf of Khushi, Janhvi, Boney Kapoor, the entire Kapoor and Ayyappan families, a sincere thanks to the media for your continued sensitivity and support during this emotional moment.

Kindly find all the details for tomorrow :

1. Condolences and last respects:
Date & Time : 28th Feb Wednesday, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Address: Celebration Sports Club
Garden No 5, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400053

The last journey will commence at 2 pm from Celebration Sports Club to Pawan Hans.

2. Cremation Ceremony
Address : Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery, Next to Pawan Hans, SV Road, Vile Parle West
​Date & Time : 28th Feb 3.30 pm onwards”

February 27th: 

06:12 PM: Sridevi’s body has reached the Dubai International Airport and a private chartered jet will carry the body and family members back to Mumbai. Boney Kapoor is being accompanied by his son Arjun Kapoor, reports Gulf News.

2:28PM: Update: Dubai Police has handed over the Consulate and the family members letters for the release of the mortal remains of the Indian cinema icon Sridevi Boney Kapoor so that they can proceed with embalming.

Indian Ambassador: We have been receiving several queries regarding the sad untimely demise of the noted actor Sridevi Boney Kapoor in Dubai last night. Consulate is in constant touch with high authorities of Dubai police to expedite formalities so that the mortal remains can depart for India ASAP.

India’s Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Suri, had tweeted this:
The media interest in the untimely demise of #Sridevi is understandable. But the frenzy of speculation does not help. Imp to note that:
1. We are working with local authorities to ensure that mortal remains can be sent to India at the earliest. We are on the job.
2. We are in regular contact with the family of #Sridevi and other well-wishers. We share their pain.
3. Our experience in similar cases tells us that it does take 2-3 days to complete processes
4. We leave it to the experts to determine cause of demise
Let’s be responsible

February 26th:

8:30pm: After a 4-hour procedure with the Dubai customs a No objection certificate was acquired and the body is to be flown in.

6:27pm: Khaleej Times reports that Sridevi’s family is awaiting the release of the actor’s body from the public prosecutor’s office. However, authorities say that chances seem thin that it will be done today, said the report.

6:12pm: Throughout the day, Bollywood celebrities visited the house of Boney Kapoor and his brother Anil Kapoor’s house.

5:58pm: As per reports, Sridevi’s body will be flown back to India by midnight after completing the necessary procedure in Dubai. It will be kept for a Prayer Meet tomorrow.

5:20pm: In tweets, Dubai Media Office has confirmed that Sridevi’s death occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following a loss of consciousness. Dubai Police transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases. A chief prosecutor told Gulf News, “In such accidental death incidents, the results of the post-mortem and forensic examination reports are referred to the Public Prosecution as part of ordinary law enforcement procedures. The papers are revised by the prosecutors of the jurisdiction where the incident happened. An official order to hand over the body of the deceased to the family or relatives is issued shortly after that.”

Dubai Media Office

@DXBMediaOffice
Following the completion of post-mortem analysis, @DubaiPoliceHQ today stated that the death of Indian actress Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness.

5:12 PM – Feb 26, 2018
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Dubai Media Office

@DXBMediaOffice
Following the completion of post-mortem analysis, @DubaiPoliceHQ today stated that the death of Indian actress Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness.

Dubai Media Office

@DXBMediaOffice
Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases.

 

5.05pm: Khaleej Times reports Sridevi did not suffer a cardiac arrest. The publication said that accidental drowning was the probable cause of the actor’s death. Gulf News reports that her body has been taken for embalming. Sridevi’s body will be flown to India after that.

4.25pm: Forensic reports reveal Sridevi died due to accidental drowning, as per a report in Gulf News.It was earlier reported that husband Boney Kapoor had found her dead in a bathtub in their hotel room in Dubai. An India Today report says traces of alcohol were also found in the body.

Gulf News

@gulf_news
Forensic report: Accidental drowning is cause of #Sridevi’s death. //gulfnews.com/1.2178719

4:29 PM – Feb 26, 2018
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3.45pm: Dubai Police release forensics report of Sridevi to her family and the Indian consulate, according to a report in Gulf News.

3.15pm: Khaleej Times has reported the forensic report will be issued after two hours.

3.07pm: Actor Kamal Haasan is also expected to reach Mumbai soon.

2.58pm: Dubai authorities have said all formalities will be completed by 3.30pm and a death certificate will also be issued, according to Indian consulate officials.

2.30pm: Khaleej Times reports that an official from the Indian consulate has been called inside the morgue with a family member.

1.47pm: Times of India report says forensic report confirms heart attack as the cause of Sridevi’s death. Official sources in Dubai say there was ‘nothing suspicious’ about the manner of her death. A second autopsy, as suggested by reports earlier, has been ruled out. However, nothing has been said officially as of now.

1.44pm: Khaleej Times reports Sridevi’s body is still in the morgue and ‘several hours away from repatriation.’

1.36pm: According to a report, in Gulf Times, more delay should be expected in bring Sridevi’s body back to Mumbai. Because her post-mortem report came out inconclusive, a toxicology report demanded by Dubai’s forensic dept. The body will be released only when a blood report is submitted to the Dubai police.Further investigations will be done if the toxicology results are also inconclusive.

12.23pm: The forensics department is yet to submit blood test results to Dubai Police, a mandatory requirement to release the body. The results are expected to be filed in the next couple of hours, reports Khaleej Times.

12.15pm: Several procedures need to be completed before Sridevi’s body can be sent back to India.

11.29am: Sridevi’s body scheduled to arrive in Mumbai at 4.30pm (IST).

11.03am: Rajinikanth arrives in Mumbai for Sridevi’s funeral. He had tweeted his condolences on her death on Sunday. “I’m shocked and very disturbed. I’ve lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I feel the pain with them #RIPSridevi… you will be missed,” he had tweeted.

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