Veteran actor Kalabhavan Mani passed away in a private hospital in Kochi on March 6, 2016. Initially it was reported that the actor died due to a prolonged ailment. But the case took a shocking turn when Mani’s family alleged that the actor cum singer has been murdered by his close aides.
Mani’s family members suspected the conduct of the three aides Vipin, Murugan and Arun who took care of Mani’s farm house where he used to drink liquor with his friends. When Mani was admitted in hospital, this trio allegedly cleaned the farm house in haste they have now been arrested by the police and kept under their custody for questioning.
The police have questioned several other persons in relation to Mani’s death and that include two less popular actors Jaffer Iduki and Tharikida Sabu. Lab reports confirmed the presence of an insecticide in the liquor drunk by Mani before he was admitted to hospital. Now the Kerala High Court which is hearing the case has ordered the CBI inquiry into the death of Kalabhavan Mani and find out whether he was murdered and if yes who is the killer.