Pragya’s Death: ‘Case closed’, body handed over to relatives

Pragya's Death: 'Case closed', body handed over to relativesPolice in Dubai have closed the case into the death of Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor after handing over her body to relatives.

The actress, 54, died on Saturday “due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness”, police said. She was found in a hotel bathtub.

It had earlier been reported that she died of cardiac arrest while at a family wedding in Dubai.

Her body has been embalmed and is being flown to India for her funeral.

Crowds have gathered outside her home in Mumbai to pay their last respects ahead of the ceremony, which will take place in the city on Wednesday.

Known simply as Sridevi, the actress was considered one of the very few Indian female superstars capable of huge box-office success without the support of a male hero. She appeared in nearly 300 films over five decades.

Police had been holding the body pending the results of a post-mortem examination.

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Prosecutors say a “comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of her death” is now complete.


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