CBI to probe actor Kalabhavan Mani’s death
Thiruvananthapuram: The government has decided to hand over the case of Kalabhavan Mani’s death to the central investigation agency CBI. A notification to this effect was issued by the Home secretary based on the recommendation of the state DGP. 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.
Mani’s family members including his wife Nimmi and brother RLV Ramakrishnan voiced suspicion about the involvement of his friends and aides in his mysterious death.
Police had registered a case of unnatural death after AIIMS doctors said that traces of methyl alcohol were found in his blood.
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