The actress’ cause of death was revealed to be accidental drowning after initial reports of cardiac arrest, with alcohol later found to have been in her system.
But Swamy has claimed Sridevi didn’t drink, and that she had a ‘fetish for health’ so wouldn’t have taken drugs either, and claimed that someone would have had to hold the 54-year-old down for her to drown. Talking to Times Now, he said:
It is very difficult to die and drown in a bathtub unless somebody pushed you or prevent you from breathing.
He added that he thought it was strange doctors claimed it to have been cardiac arrest before the investigation had been completed. Swamy said:
Let’s wait for the prosecution to pronounce it. Facts in media do not appear to be consistent. She never drank hard liquor, how did it enter her system? What happened to CCTV? Doctors suddenly appeared before the media and said she died of heart failure.
MP Amar Singh also said the actress didn’t drink:
In wedding ceremonies, as far as I know, Sridevi ji, she did not consume hard liquor. She used to have wine sometimes like me and like many others in public life.
The superstar was confirmed dead on Saturday evening but reports earlier had revealed how Sridevi, who was in Dubai for her nephew’s wedding, was discovered in the tub by her husband, film producer Boney Kapoor.
It has been claimed that Kapoor, who had left Dubai for Mumbai earlier in the week but returned to the city for dinner on Saturday evening, woke Sridevi up around 5.30 pm and the couple chatted for around 15 minutes before Sridevi went to the bathroom to prepare for the evening ahead.
When she didn’t come out for some time, Kapoor knocked and then forced open the door to see the actor ‘lying motionless in a bathtub full of water’, according to the Khaleej Times. ‘He tried to revive her and when he could not, he called a friend of his. After that, he informed the police at 9pm,’ the report says, quoting a source.
Sridevi’s death certificate was released yesterday confirming accidental drowning as the cause of death.