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How can a 5’7″ ft person drown in a 5’1″ ft bathtub? SC says ‘can’t interfere’

Sridevi's death in a Dubai hotel on February 24 was attributed to "accidental drowning".

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking an independent probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sridevi, who drowned in a bathtub in a Dubai hotel on February 24.

The case was declared “accidental drowning”.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud dismissed the plea filed by one Sunil Singh who sought an independent investigation into the death of the actor. Senior counsel Vikas Singh raised questions on how could a 5 feet and 7 inches tall person drown in a five-foot-long foot bathtub.

Singh sought that all documents related to the 54-year-old actress’ death — medical and investigation — carried out by the Dubai Police be brought to India. He requested that the matter be investigated by an independent agency.

He also mentioned about the insurance coverage of Sridevi.

Singh moved the apex court after the Delhi High Court had on March 9 refused to entertain his PIL to probe her death, saying authorities in India and Dubai had already looked into the incident.

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