Sridevi was murdered, alleges Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday made a sensational charge, describing Bollywood actor Sridevi’s death in Dubai as a “murder”. The BJP MP further said that the superstar never touched hard drinks and alcohol could have been force-fed.

In a shocking twist to her sudden death, a Dubai Police forensic report had on Monday stated 54-year-old Sridevi died due to “accidental drowning” in the bathtub of her hotel room in Dubai before her surprise dinner date with husband and film producer Boney Kapoor.

Swamy also pointed a finger at the underworld terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, saying that we should take serious cognizance of the “illicit relations between cinema actresses and Dawood.”

On Monday, Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh had dismissed speculations that Sridevi was intoxicated at the wedding ceremony. “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,” he had said.

A forensic source here said that the biopsy of blood and organs is routinely carried out in cases where the cause of death is not clearly known.

(With Agency inputs)