This Sunday the nation woke up to the sorrowful news of Bollywood Diva Sridevi’s sudden death. Initial reports claiming that she suffered cardiac arrest were disbelieved by many. What ensued was prime-time debates rife with speculation and deplorable tactics, discussing the possible causes of her death.
Now, the Government of Dubai Media Office has confirmed that the case has been “closed”. In a series of tweets, the twitter handle of the media office put out their findings:
The office says that the Public Prosecutor’s Office Dubai has decided to hand over the body of Sridevi Kapoor to her relatives after the investigation of her death and the closure of the incident. The decision to release the body came after all the investigations and procedural matters followed in such incidents were completed, in order to determine all its circumstances and ensure that justice was done within the framework of the law.
The release also says that the medical report showed that the death “came as a result of her drowning in her hotel room after losing consciousness”. The office also tweeted that the case was now closed:
Dubai Public Prosecution stressed that all regular procedures followed in such cases have been completed. As per the forensic report, the death of the Indian actress occurred due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness. The case has now been closed.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 27, 2018
The reason for unconsciousness however has not been disclosed by the media office as of now. Will this closure bring an end to the gossip in Indian media circles? Or will it raise even more questions?