Navdeep Suri, the Indian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, stated that while the frenzy around the death of actress Sridevi is understandable, the media should leave speculation of the incident to the investigators.
Sridevi death: Leave speculation to experts, says Indian ambassador to UAE
Mumbai - 27 Feb 2018 10:52 IST
The death certificate of the actress Sridevi, who passed away on 24 February, suggested that the cause of death was 'accidental drowning', as opposed to the initial reports of cardiac arrest. The news created a frenzy on the internet, and off it on Monday (26 February).
This led to several conspiracy theories and speculations that have only made matters worse. The Dubai police have not yet revealed any suspicion of foul play and the case has been handed over to the Dubai public prosecution, as the rule suggests in the event of an unnatural death.
Indian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Navdeep Suri, took to Twitter to assure the actress's fans that the Indian consulate was working in tandem with the Dubai prosecution to help resolve the issues. Suri also warned media and fans not to 'speculate on the events'.
"The media interest in untimely demise of #Sridevi is understandable. But the frenzy of speculation does not help,' he tweeted.
The media interest in untimely demise of #Sridevi is understandable. But the frenzy of speculation does not help. Imp to note that:— IndAmbUAE (@navdeepsuri) February 26, 2018
1. We are working with local authorities to ensure that mortal remains can be sent to India at the earliest. We are on the job.
2. We are in regular contact with the family of #Sridevi and other well- wishers. We share their pain.— IndAmbUAE (@navdeepsuri) February 26, 2018
3. Our experience in similar cases tells us that it does take 2-3 days to complete processes
4. We leave it to the experts to determine cause of demise
Let's be responsible
Sridevi's mortal remains were expected to be brought back to India on Monday (26 February) following the post mortem. However, as a result of the new findings, the process has been delayed.
While there are reports of her husband and film producer, Boney Kapoor, being interrogated once again, new developments suggest them to be untrue. Khaleej Times, a daily from Dubai, reported that the producer was only called in to provide his testimony of the events.
For now, family and friends of the late actress have been gathering at the residence of actor Anil Kapoor, Boney Kapoor's brother. The remains of Sridevi will be brought back to the family residence, Bhagya, in Juhu, before proceeding to the Pawan Hans crematorium in Juhu.