Two days after the Kerala government ordered a CBI enquiry into the untimely death of Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Mani earlier this year, some incriminating new details have emerged from a lab report.
According to a media report, the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in Hyderabad has revealed in its medical report that 45 gm of methanol was found in the actor’s body, which is almost twice the quantity that was detected earlier.
The medical team that studied the report revealed that methanol could have been the cause of his death, as such a high quantity is unlikely to be present in beer. Reports say that the team believes that this finding reduces the possibility of natural death.
The Hyderabad laboratory’s findings are contrary to reports by a lab in Kakkanad earlier that revealed traces of chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide.
Mani’s family, including his brother RLV Ramakrishnan, have in the past alleged the involvement of Mani’s close aides in his death.