Investigators in Dubai are looking into the circumstances around the death of popular Indian actress Sridevi and have questioned hotel staff and those accompanying her including her husband, the Times of India reported.
The body of the 54-year-old actress was found late Saturday night in her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel in Dubai.
Sridevi, who lived with her family in Mumbai, had been in Dubai with her husband and youngest daughter to attend her nephew’s wedding.
According to the Times of India, Dubai police sources said they would only release her body to her family once questioning was wrapped up on Tuesday.
Initially, officials had said her body would be sent back to India on Monday afternoon.
“There are questions that we have after seeing the post-mortem report, so we felt we had to reinvestigate the case,” a source was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
Dubai law states that a death occurring anywhere outside a hospital must be investigated thoroughly, even if the person dies of natural causes.
Boney Kapoor, Sridevi’s husband was questioned at the office of the Interior Ministry in Dubai about the sequence of events. In addition police have also questioned hotel staff about the incident.
Reports on Monday indicated Sridevi’s husband had discovered his wife’s motionless body in a bath tub on Saturday night and had tried to revive her.
The actress was declared dead following the arrival of police and paramedics.
The Times of India also reported that Dubai officials have called for her medical records from India as the Dubai prosecutor’s office wants to know her medical history.