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Necessary reports awaited to start process of repatriating Sridevi's mortal remains: Officials

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Press Trust of India Dubai
Indian officials and family members of Bollywoood star Sridevi are still waiting the necessary certificates from the Dubai authorities to start the process of repatriating her mortal remains, at least two officials today confirmed.

Sridevi, 54, died late Saturday night reportedly due to a cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone to attend the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah.

"We need forensic certificate, death certificate and embalming certificate before the process of embalming the body begins. Unless these processes are completed, we will not be in a position to give a firm time for the repatriation of the body," an official from the Consulate General of India told PTI here.

According to him, things cannot proceed further until the Dubai authorities hand over all the reports.

"We have been transparent since yesterday that we are waiting for the aforesaid clearances and things cannot proceed further until that happens," the official said.

Meanwhile, the Gulf News quoted sources as saying that the Dubai Police have released the forensic report on Sridevi's death to her family and the Indian Consulate representative.

Uncertainty over when the body would arrive in Mumbai and the many questions surrounding her sudden death in Dubai intensified as the day progressed.

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 4:40 PM IST

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