Sridevi’s body will not be brought back tonight as expected owing to the delay in forensic report, which usually takes 48 hours but in this case, the Indian consulate is pushing for a speedy release of the body and the Dubai authorities are working overtime to finish the formalities.
In usual practice, the dead body should be certified for immigration by the Immigration authorities and a local lawyer should represent her case and close the hearing before certifying that the death was natural and not any attempt to murder or a motive was behind her death. All these formalities will finish once the forensic report is ready.
The final autopsy report on Sridevi was not furnished as of 7 PM IST, reported the Gulf correspondent of TV5, a Telugu TV news channel. Since Dubai police has to finish all the formalities after receipt of the report, the body has been kept in a mortuary and only the family members are allowed to visit the body inside. Several fans of Sridevi, including some Pakistanis in Dubai were stopped at the entrance and sent back by the Dubai police.
Earlier, the dead body was supposed to be brought to Mumbai by Sunday evening and other reports added that a special aircraft of India’s richest person Mukesh Ambani is already on stand-by to bring India’s diva home. However, owing to the delay in autopsy report, the clearance for the dead body of Sridevi will be made after midnight of Sunday, making it viable to take it home before 10 AM on Monday.
Unconfirmed media reports said Sridevi did not come out of her room for two days and that she has been ill for some time though she never had any history of heart ailment.
Otherwise, unprecedented tribute has been coming from all corners of India on Sridevi’s death and many celebrities and her co-stars have been up in arms for her untimely demise, especially when she was looking forward to make her daughter enter the film field. Sridevi’s Telugu co-star and a close friend Kavitha told the TV% channel,”I hate God, she has taken away Sridevi.” She is not alone, many echoed similar view among the film fraternity.