Kalabhavan Mani’s death not a murder: CBI reporttext_fields
Kochi: The investigation report by CBI after two years of probe stated that there was no mystery in the death of actor Kalabhavan Mani.
It further stated based on the report of medical board that there was no methyl alcohol in dangerous level in his blood. The cause of the death was due to Child-Pugh C liver cirrhosis.
Following Mani’s death on March 6, 2016, relatives expressed dissatisfaction over the probe by police, and the case was transferred to CBI.
The methyl alcohol present in Mani’s blood led to suspicion that he might have been murdered by mixing poison in alcohol.
But the medical board linked the presence of methyl alcohol in blood to alcoholism as Mani was suffering from liver disease.
In his last days, he used to drink over 15 cans of beer a day and his liver was too weak.
Methyl alcohol was not removed from blood as his liver was weak.
Where an alcoholic is likely to have up to 6 g of methyl alcohol in body, Mani had only 4 g, making it clear that methyl alcohol was not the cause of death, according to the report.
Alongside, nothing suspicious was found in the narcotics analysis that Mani’s close friends including actors Idukki Jafar and Sabumon had undergone.