Autopsy report and statement of doctors on Kalabhavan Mani’s death contradictory

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016,11:59 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | The final post mortem report on Kalabhavan Mani’s death and the statement of doctors who attended the noted film star indicates contradiction, making the investigation into the cause of his death more complex.

The police received the complete autopsy report on Tuesday evening, which says that acute liver disease, internal bleeding, kidney failure and poison residue in the body resulted in his death.

The report says poisonous contents, including Methyne alcohole and pesticide, were found in Mani’s body.

The report adds that it cannot be assumed that poison entered his body through food intake.

Meanwhile, doctors at Amrita hospital, who treated Mani after he collapsed at his outhouse named “Paadi”, are sticking to their earlier statement that no insecticides were found in Mani’s body.

Police had collected statements from doctors and laboratory staff at Amrita hospital. Mani did not show symptoms of a man who consumed poison, they told police.

But the forensic report says traces of Chlorpyrifos, Methyne alcohole and ethanol were found in his internal organs. It also said that the amount of Methyne alcohol content was insignificant, and Chlorpyrifos was comparatively more.

Due to the contradiction in forensic and post mortem reports, police is set to send the samples of Mani’s blood and viscera.