The police investigation has revealed that the actor Om Puri was intoxicated at the time of his death.
On Jan 6, Mumbai Police had registered Accidental Death Report (ADR) in connection with a Puri’s death, who passed away on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The preliminary postmortem report of the deceased actor states that the cause of death as ‘unknown’ started rumours of foul play involved in the case. The report also revealed there was a wound on the left side of his head, but it doesn’t clearly show the reason of his death.
“The initial cause for Om Puri’s death was said to be an heart attack but according to the preliminary postmortem report, Om did not die of natural causes,” India Today reported.
Om Puri’s close friend and film producer Khalid Kidwai told police that the actor had consumed alcohol the night before his death.
“Puri sir had consumed alcohol. He also wanted to meet his son Ishaan but it didn’t happen. He was emotional during the evening but I dont think there is anything suspicious about his death,” said Kidwai.
The police also interrogated Om Puri’s wife Nandita Puri but she reportedly did not reveal anything that would need further investigation.