Balabhaskar’s death: CBI records wife’s statement
Thiruvananthapuram: The team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the death of violinist Balabhaskar death arrived at the residence of his wife Lakshmi here on Tuesday to record her statement. According to reports, the CBI officials reached Lakshmi’s residence around 5.30 pm. Her statement is being recorded.
The CBI took over the probe into the musician s death on July 30. On the other day, they had submitted the FIR in the case before the court. Following this, the probe team started recording statements of the persons related to the incident.
Balabhaskar, 40, was travelling with his wife and two-year-old daughter from Thrissur to the state capital, when their car met with an accident in the wee hours of September 25, 2018, on the outskirts of the capital city.
While their daughter died on the spot, Balabhaskar passed away on October 2. His wife and driver escaped with injuries.
Soon after the incident, doubts surfaced on who was driving the car when it met with the accident. While some reports said it was driven by the driver, some other reports mentioned that it was driven by the musician himself.
Incidentally, the first revelation came a few days later, when popular stage artiste Kalabhavan Soby said it was not an accident, as he noticed 'certain things' at the accident site, when he passed through that way, soon after the incident took place.
One reason why this new CBI probe will attract more attention is the alleged presence of one person, now arrested in the gold smuggling case, soon after the accident took place.
It was the musician's father C.K. Unni, who first raised apprehensions in the Kerala Crime Branch Police probe, then, as he felt it was a probe that lacked conviction as, despite their requests, a few things were not being looked into, by them.
(with added inputs from IANS)