Veteran actor Om Puri’s postmortem report revealed that his death was not natural. When the police arrived at his residence on Friday, he was found lying on the floor with an injury on his head.
A senior police officer who was investigating this case revealed that “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.”
Om Puri’s friend-driver Khalid Kidwai who was with the actor a few hours before the demise has given a statement to the police that Om Puri was extremely disturbed the night before he passed away. He said, “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.”
He further added, “Om Puri then had an argument over the phone with Nandita and asked them to come soon as he wanted to meet his son. 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.”
Police had registered a case of accidental death.