Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Sridevi’s sudden demise on 24 February this year left everyone in a state of shock and intense grief. The late actress who had gone to Dubai to attend a family wedding was found dead in her bathtub inside her hotel room by her husband Boney Kapoor.
A retired ACP of Delhi Police, Ved Bhushan, is one among many who refuse to believe that Sridevi met an accidental death.
On the basis of his investigation, Bhushan, who runs a private investigation agency, suspects it to be a murder. According to the former cop, it is impossible for a lady with the height and health of Sridevi to get drowned in the bathtub and die.
“When we investigated the matter in Dubai, we took measurements of the bathtub in which she died and did a demonstration to test if someone can actually get drowned in such a height. It is then that we realised the truth is something else,” Bhushan said.
Bhushan further highlighted certain questions like – Why did not she scream if she had fallen? Why were there no injury marks? Why was there no noise?
“It is not possible to get drowned like that. Even if the victim was drunk, she could not drown like that. She would get injuries as well if she had fallen. There would be noise, and if there was her husband or anyone inside the room, that person would hear the sound of her falling. If anyone falls like that, he or she would scream and try to move hands and legs. She was not ill nor was she an 80-year-old lady who would die like that. This is where out suspicion rose,” he added.
Bhushan and his team are now planning to file a PIL at the Supreme Court demanding re-investigation into the matter. He also said that he did not get much help from Dubai Police when he tried to dig into the mystery.
“We will now go to the Supreme Court. We are discussing things with advocates in regard to filing a fresh petition. The problem is we haven’t been able to gather enough evidence, and if we could, everything would have been open in public domain. We contacted Dubai police but they are not ready to disclose anything,” the former ACP said.
A filmmaker named Sunil Singh, also claimed that Sridevi was murdered. Sunil Singh had earlier filed a PIL seeking an investigation into Sridevi‘s death at the Delhi High Court on 9 March. However, the High Court rejected his plea and dismissed his demand of any further probe.