Chalakkudy: Close aides of Kalabhavan Mani have testified before police that the actor was in an extremely depressed state of mind in his final days.
Mani’s associates Arun, Vipin and Murugan reportedly told the police that he was under stress because of his liver ailment.
They also told police that Mani used to tell them that they better look for other jobs, as his days are numbered.
The three associates are among several suspects the police took in custody for questioning.
They allegedly cleaned Kalabhavan Mani’s outhouse named “Paadi”, on return after admitting him in hospital.
The noted film actor collapsed after hosting an alcohol party at Paadi.