The sudden death of National award winning Actor Kalabhavan Mani has not just shocked many, but has also raised suspicions about a possible foul play. Following a complaint by his brother, the Kochi police have registered a case of unnatural death and are conducting investigation. Mani, popular in Malayalam and Tamil cinema, died on Sunday night at Amrita Hospital in Kochi. His death led to reactions from many of his co-stars in the Malayalam film industry and the rest of the South Indian film industry. Autopsy is scheduled for 7 March (Monday).
Based on the complaint raised by Ramakrishnan and the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the veteran actor, the police have registered an FIR under Section 174 CrPc and booked a case of Unnatural Death.The mortal remains of Mani has been shifted to the Government Medical College at Thrissur for the postmortem and the police will probe further after the medical reports arrive. Thrrisur police will make inquiries with the doctors and others who had access to the victim during his last days.Meanwhile it is being rumored that methyl alcohol a poisonous substance was found in Mani’s body. The police will have to probe whether this was true after getting the post mortem report.