The preliminary postmortem report of Om Puri has added a new twist in his death case as it suggests that the veteran actor died of a head injury.
So far, it was reported that Puri had died of a massive heart attack on Friday at his residence.
Apparently, there have been speculations of a foul play in the Puri's death after it was reported that he had a four centimeter long and one hand a half inch deep wound at his head. Mumbai Police have registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) for Om Puri’s demise.
However, a senior Police official ruled out any foul play. Though he did agreed with the fact the Om didn't die out of natural causes.
"We suspect that Puri died of heart-attack, however, it will be confirmed after viscera report. After suffering the cardiac arrest, he might have fallen causing the injury on his forehead. He was alone at home and there was no sign of forced entry. At this stage, we have ruled out possibility of any foul play," the police official told a leading daily.
On the other hand, producer Khalid Kidwai, during the investigation, also asserted that Om Puri was intoxicated at the time of his death.
Kidwai was reportedly with Puri hours before his death.
He also stated that Puri wanted to meet his son and even had an argument with his estranged wife.
"Om Puri wanted to meet his son Ishan on Thursday evening. So we (Kidwai and Om Puri) went to Trishul building where his ex-wife Nandita lives with Ishan but were unable to meet them as both Nandita and Ishan had gone for a party. Om Puri then had an argument over the phone with Nandita and asked them to come soon as he wanted to meet his son," Khalid was quoted as saying.
"He poured a drink in his glass and waited for almost 45 minutes at Nandita’s flat. But when they did not turn up, he took the glass and liquor bottle and started drinking in the car. After finishing the drink, we left," he added.
Om and Nandita had called off their 26 years in early 2016. They had opted for judicial separation under which they are a married couple legally but have their separate lives and cannot interfere in each other's matter.