It’s been more than a year when Sridevi died. The whole nation went in shock after knowing about the sudden death of India’s first female superstar Sridevi. She died at the age of 54 on February 24, 2018, due to accidental drowning in a bathtub in Dubai while she was attending a family wedding function.
The delay in expatriating her body from the UAE also led to several conspiracy theories. Now, after a year, a shocking new claim is made by Kerala Director General of Police (Prisons) Rishiraj Singh. In a column for the newspaper Kerala Kaumudi, he wrote that Sridevi’s death ‘might not have been due to drowning’.
He made this claim as per his conversation he had with his friend who is no more now. That friend was Dr Umadathan a forensic expert. He was the one who claimed this. Singh wrote,
“My friend and the late forensic expert Dr Umadathan had told me long back that Sridevi’s death might have been a murder and not an accidental death. This he told me when I asked him about Sridevi’s death, out of curiosity.”
He further added,
“He also pointed out certain facts to back his claims. According to him, a person will never drown in one-foot deep water, however much he drinks. He will drown only if somebody holds his both legs and sinks his head into the water.”
Talking about Dr Umadathan, he had worked as a Forensic Medicine professor in the medical colleges of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Thrissur in the state. The Libyan government also chose him as their own Medico-Legal consultant. The Kerala Police took help from him to resolve many Murder cases.