Police Closing Mani Murder Case Due To Lack Of Evidence
Kalabhavan Mani was a popular Malayali actor. He has acted in more than 200 films in Malayalam and other languages. Last year on 4th March 2016 he passed away. He was admitted to a hospital in Kochi and after two days he passed away. According to lab reports deadly pesticide chlorpyrifos along with methanol was present in his body, which proved that he consumed toxic liquor. Later when samples were sent to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in Hyderabad, it was found that there was only highly toxic methanol which is normally found in illegally brewed country liquor.
Family members of Mani said that Mani was poisoned at his farmhouse. SP P.N. Unniraja, was heading the investigation team, who was later shifted to the team formed to investigate the sensational Jisha murder case at Perumbavoor. Later Chalakkudy DSP Shahul Hameed joined the investigation. The State government also asked for CBI investigation but no response was given by Central government. Kerala police is planning to wrap the case as no evidence that pointed to a murder or a suicide angle was found. Chalakkudy DSP Shahul Hameed told, '' In July last year, the state government had asked the CBI to take over the case. But, the central agency has not yet responded to the request. We have almost stopped the investigation due to want of any credible evidence.'' The family of the actor is planning to approach court for justice.