The mystery surrounding the death of popular South Indian actor Kalabhavan Mani deepened further with the new lab report suggesting presence of high amounts of methanol in his body than detected earlier.
Test results from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory here revealed that 45 mg methanol was present in Mani’s body at the time of death, which is twice more than the results obtained in the earlier test done at Kakkanad lab, Indian media reports.
The medical team feels that chances for a natural death look remote. The methanol content in Mani’s body was due to his consumption of beer and that was the initial findings of the police. But even after consuming beer, the methanol content detected in Mani’s body was much higher than that.
The lab test done earlier at Kakkanad also found traces of pesticide content. Police feel that spurious liquor would have entered Mani’s body, reportedly.