Post-Mortem Lists Ailments, Poison as Causes for Kalabhavan Mani’s Death

Thrissur: The mystery surrounding the death of the much-loved actor Kalabhavan Mani seems to have found a temporary recess with the final post-mortem report revealing that the actor had been suffering from liver cirrhosis and kidney malfunction. The report added that traces of poison were also found in the actor’s body.

The post-mortem was conducted by medical experts at the Thrissur Medical College Hospital.  The report that was handed over to the police states liver and kidney ailments, and presence of insecticide and methanol, in the late actor’s body.

However, doctors at the Amritha Hospital in Kochi, where the actor was treated, had said in their report that there was no presence of poison in the actor’s body, and they substantiated their claim saying that if poison was present it would have raised a stink. The doctors who examined Mani before he was taken to the hospital insist that there was no such foul smell.

Pointing out that Mani’s mental and health conditions did not reveal that he had consumed poison, the medical experts at the Amritha Hospital had said that nothing was suspected while he was under treatment.

With totally divergent assumptions and reports being laid out, the investigating team is now waiting for the report from the Central Forensic Lab in Hyderabad to arrive at a conclusion.