The untimely death of Bollywood actor Sridevi has sent the whole country into mourning. The forensic report has revealed that she accidentally drowned after losing consciousness in the bathtub of her room at Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai. Earlier reports had claimed that the 54-year-old actor died of cardiac arrest.

Sridevi had gone to Dubai to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding with her younger daughter Khushi and husband Boney Kapoor. While Kapoor returned to Mumbai on Wednesday (Feb 21), Sridevi stayed with her sister. Kapoor then flew back on Saturday to surprise Sridevi. They were supposed to go out for dinner when Sridevi reportedly went to the bathroom, where she collapsed. When she did not come out for some time and there was no response from her, Kapoor and his friend broke into the bathroom, reported Hindustan Times.

“The investigation is still going on to determine the circumstances surrounding the accident as the forensic report only says that she drowned,” – an official

The Dubai Police has released the forensic report and given it to Sridevi’s family and the Indian Consulate, stated Gulf News. It also reported that this may cause a delay in the recovery of the body. Earlier, the body was supposed to be brought back to Mumbai on Monday morning. Industrialist Anil Ambani has offered his private jet to bring Sridevi’s body back home.

It is yet to be found out how the original reports of cardiac arrest and accidental drowning are inter-related.

“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.

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The report also reveals traces of alcohol in her body and this may have led to the accident. The Dubai Police has now transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures, according to the Dubai Media Office.

The legendary actor’s death has shocked the entire film industry as actors and those close to it are rushing to the family’s house to pay their condolences.

Sridevi started her career at the age of four and went on to become Indian cinema’s first female superstar. Even in her comeback film English Vinglish in 2012, she completely mesmerized the audience with her strong performance.

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