Further delay in repatriation of Sridevi's mortal remains possible

ANI | Updated: Feb 26, 2018 14:03 IST

Dubai [U.A.E.], Feb. 26 (ANI): Turns out, reports of toxicology tests done on the body of veteran actor Sridevi, can lead to further delay in sending back her mortal remains to India from Dubai, where the 54-year-old actress died on Saturday.

"The toxicology reports of tests done on blood and organs of Sridevi are expected to reveal the exact cause of her death. If the reports do not conclusively confirm a natural cause such as the reported heart attack, there will be further investigations, which would mean even more delays for sending her body home", sources told Gulf News, a leading English daily published in Dubai.

There have been reports that the cause of actor's death is a sudden cardiac arrest. However, no official authority has confirmed the news.

The forensic report is expected to reveal the exact cause of her death.

Earlier, an Indian Consulate official had shared that her mortal remains will be ready for repatriation between 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Dubai time) on Monday.

She reportedly had a fainting spell in her bathroom and was immediately rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai. The hotel, however, refused to comment on the matter.

Sources in the Indian Consulate had said that she was brought dead to the hospital.

Meanwhile, celebrities and fans have been flocking the Mumbai residence of Anil Kapoor, brother-in-law to the actress.

Director Karan Johar and designer Manish Malhotra were amongst the bevy of celebrities to reach Kapoor's residence on Monday.

Actress Tabu, filmmaker Farah Khan, choreographer Saroj Khan, actor Farhan Akhtar, along with mother Honey Irani, also visited the Kapoor family to offer their condolences. (ANI)