Pesticide traces found in Kalabhavan Mani’s viscera

Friday, Mar 18, 2016,11:45 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | A Forensic report on the death of noted film star Kalabhavan Mani reveals the presence of multiple poisonous contents in his internal organs.

Mani’s internal organs and viscera were sent for analysis to Forensic Lab in Kakkanad after his relatives expressed doubt that his death, earlier this month, was unnatural.

Traces of Chlorpyrifos, Methyne alcohole and ethanol were found in his internal organs, says the report.

Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate pesticide, which is harmful.

Police confirmed there is proof that arrack was brought to the outhouse where Mani and his friends have consumed alcohol prior to his collapse.

Contents such as Chlorpyrifos are added while brewing spurious liquor to intensify its kick, but how Mani came to consume this adds to the mystery.

The forensic report will be handed over to the special police team probing Mani’s death.

Earlier, the police took six suspects in custody for questioning.

They include Mani’s aide Murugan, Manager Arun, and relative Vipin. They allegedly cleaned the outhouse on return after admitting Mani in a hospital.

Meanwhile, Mani’s wife Nimmy told media that there is no circumstance for him to commit suicide.

Separately, locals told police that alcohol parties, involving film stars, were frequently held at Mani’s outhouse named “Paadi”, on the shores of Chalakkudy River. Locally brewed arrack was served at times as a special item there, they added.