Sridevi's death a 'planned murder', says retired ACP of Delhi Police

Sridevi's death was ruled as 'accidental drowning' by the Dubai Police but many people had their doubts regarding the cause of death, including petitioner Sunil Singh.

Sunil Singh had moved the Supreme Court by challenging a Delhi High Court order that rejected his plea seeking probe into the death of the veteran actress.

While the apex court on May 11 rejected the plea even as senior counsel Vikas Singh raised questions on how could a 5.7-foot tall person drown in a 5.1-foot bathtub.

Now, Ved Bhushan, a retired ACP of Delhi Police who runs a private investigation agency has come up with his opinion that Sridevi's death cannot be labelled as 'accidental drowning' as it looked like a 'planned murder'.

"It's very easy to put some one in bath tub forcefully until victims breathing stops without leaving evidence of crime, and label it as an accidental death. This looks like a planned murder," said Bhushan, who returned from Dubai after conducting his own investigation into Sridevi's death.

The forensic report released by the Dubai police on February 26 after conducting an autopsy said the actress died of accidental drowning. She was found lying unconscious in the bathtub and there were traces of alcohol in her body, the report mentioned.

However, Ved slammed the Dubai Police's forensic report.

He said: "With all respect towards Dubai law, we were not satisfied with their report on Sridevi's death. We wanted to know what happened exactly. There were many questions left unanswered. We went to Dubai to collect all the facts."

Ved visited the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai to probe the incident but wasn't allowed to enter the hotel room where Sridevi had stayed and breathed her last.

So, he recreated the entire scene in an adjacent room and came to the conclusion that there's some mystery behind it.

(Agencies)