Case Closed! Police rule out foul play in Drowning of Bollywood Star, Sridevi

The police in Dubai have closed the case into the shocking death of Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor.

Her body has been embalmed and is being flown to India for her funeral after police handed it over to her relatives Tuesday, BBC writes.

Sridevi, 54, died on Saturday “due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness” after she was found in a hotel bathtub.

The famous actress had been in the United Arab Emirates to attend the wedding of her nephew, Mohit Marwah.

Crowds have gathered outside her home in Mumbai to pay their last respects ahead of a cremation as is the custom in India.

Police had been holding the body pending the results of a post-mortem examination, but finally released it on completion of a “comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of her death”.

Meanwhile, fans have criticised television channels for suggesting theories about the possible cause of death, with some reports showing bathrooms and bathtubs.

The star of such classics as Mr India, Chandni, ChaalBaaz and Sadma, Sridevi, who debuted as a lead actress in 1978, worked in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages.

She appeared in nearly 300 films spanning over five decades, and in 2013, the Indian government awarded her the Padma Shri – the country’s fourth-highest civilian honour.

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