Actor Sridevi's mortal remains are likely to reach Mumbai tonight by around 10 PM. Though suspicions over her death still hold, the Dubai authorities have closed the case while ruling out any foul play. Sridevi's family today got the clearance letter after the two day ordeal and the actor's mortal remains are set to fly to Mumbai in a private jet.
Sridevi's final journey to commence at 2 pm tomorrow
Kapoor family has released a statement on Sridevi's final journey. Here's the full text:
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:
* Condolences and last respects (to Sridevi) on Wednesday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm at Celebration Sports Club Garden No 5, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West.
* The last journey will commence at 2 pm from Celebration Sports Club to Pawan Hans. Cremation Ceremony will be held at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery, Next to Pawan Hans, SV Road, Vile Parle from 3.30 pm onwards on Wednesday.
- Sridevi's body is likely to reach Mumbai by 10:30 pm. The body has been embalmed and has reached Dubai airport. The embalming report said the 'body is fit to travel by air or sea and has been sealed in a coffin'.
- Embalming of Sridevi's mortal remains has been completed, being taken to Dubai Airport: UAE media
Case closed, Sridevi's body taken for embalming
The Dubai Prosecution Service has closed investigation into actor Sridevi's death, marking the closure of the case.
Sridevi's body has been handed over to her family, ending the two-day wait for bringing the body home for cremation.
Quoting the Dubai Public Prosecution, the emirate's media office said, "All regular procedures followed in such cases [as Sridevi's death] have been completed. "As per the forensic report, the death of the Indian actress occurred due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness," the media office added. "The case has now been closed."
The body was taken from morgue to the embalming centre by the family. The embalming process is expected to take anywhere between one to two hours and the body is expected to be flown to India tonight.
Sridevi's family gets clearance letter
The Dubai police hands over clearance letters to the Indian consulate and family members for the release of Sridevi's mortal remains, so that they can proceed for embalming, reports say. The body will be released to the family shortly.
The Gulf News citing sources also said that a no objection certificate to release the mortal remains of the actress was handed over to the representatives of the Indian Consulate and her family at around 1:15 pm IST.
Sridevi's body will now be sent for embalming which should take between 4-5 hours more. The body is likely to be flown back to Mumbai tonight and the funeral is likely to be held tomorrow.
Arjun Kapoor heads to Dubai
Bollywood diva Sridevi's stepson Arjun Kapoor flew to Dubai today to be with his father Boney Kapoor as he wraps up formalities and takes the body home to Mumbai, the family said.
The uncertainty over Sridevi's sudden death has intensified with no clarity on when her body would be released and officials saying there was no change in the situation on the ground as far as the investigation was concerned.
Uncertainty over Sridevi's death
The mystery over Sridevi's sudden death has intensified with no clarity on when her body would be released by the Dubai authorities.
Her family members and Indian Consulate officials are waiting to receive clearance from the Dubai Public Prosecution to be able to take her mortal remains to India.
According to Gulf News, Dubai authorities are yet to issue a clearance letter to release Sridevi's body for embalming and subsequent repatriation to India.
Dubai Police record Boney Kapoor's statement
Police recorded the statement of Sridevi's husband and noted film producer Boney kapoor, the Gulf News reported on late Monday night.
Kapoor reportedly discovered Sridevi unconscious in the bathtub filled with water in the hotel. Dubai police are also said to be examining Sridevi's phone call records.
Sridevi's medical records from India have also been sought. The prosecutor's office wants to know what medical treatment she had taken before and what surgeries she underwent and if that had any bearing on her sudden death.
Mortal remains in Dubai
Sridevi's mortal remains was expected to reach India on Monday but it didn't due to pending paperwork.