Kerala govt to hand over Kalabhavan Mani’s death probe to CBI

While a lab at Kochi had found traces of chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide in his viscera sample, a Hyderabad lab had recently stated that traces of methyl alcohol were found in his blood.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:June 11, 2016 9:24 pm
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Kerala government on Saturday decided to hand over to CBI the probe into the mysterious death of actor Kalabhavan Mani on March 6 this year.

The decision in this regard was taken by the government within a week of the actor’s family meeting Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, seeking a CBI probe into Mani’s death, official sources said.

Ramakrishnan, Mani’s younger brother, who had met the Chief Minister to press for a CBI probe into the actor’s
death, had said the family was not satisfied with the probe being carried out by the state police.

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The 45-year-old actor, who had essayed various roles in south Indian films, was found in a serious condition at his farmhouse at Chalakudy and though he was rushed to hospital, his life could not be saved.

While a lab at Kochi had found traces of chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide in his viscera sample, a Hyderabad lab had recently stated that traces of methyl alcohol were found in his blood.

Mani was undergoing treatment for a liver ailment at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, where he breathed his last.

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    Bijan Mohanty
    Jun 11, 2016 at 6:02 pm
    Pl. do not hand over probe to an agency which has lost credibility. State Crime Branch can do a better job.
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