Legendary Bollywood actor Sridevi accidentally drowned in the bathtub, a forensic report has said, Dubai newspapers reported on Monday evening. Sridevi, 54, died suddenly on Saturday night, leaving the world heartbroken. She was found unconscious by husband, Boney Kapoor.
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The late actor, husband Boney Kapoor, and her younger daughter Khushi were in Dubai to attend a wedding, while elder daughter, Janhvi was in Mumbai.
An autopsy was carried out yesterday (Sunday) while the Dubai Police has now handed over the report to her family and the Indian consulate.
Gulf News reported that the actor fell into the bathtub of her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, lost consciousness and drowned.
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The forensic team also found traces of alcohol in her body which may have led to the accident. “The investigation is still going on to determine the circumstances surrounding the accident as the forensic report only says that she drowned,” an official told Gulf News.
The police are trying to piece together the sequence of events and find out who was with her when the incident happened.
Khaleej Times had cited family sources to report that Boney Kapoor, waiting to take Sridevi out to dinner, found her motionless in the bathtub. Boney had returned to Mumbai with their daughter after attending the wedding but had flown back to Dubai reportedly to surprise his wife.
Sridevi’s body is likely to be brought back to Mumbai later tonight (Monday) and taken to her home in Versova. Industrialist Anil Ambani has offered to fly her body back in his private jet.