Om Puri’s sudden demise shocked the nation and the whole B-Town. The actor, who had done such good roles and shined bright in Bollywood and Hollywood as well, was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on January 7, 2017.
He passed away at the age of 66 years due to a massive cardiac arrest. His body then sent for a post mortem in Cooper Hospital. The initial findings of post mortem report states that there was an injury on left side of his head, but the cause of his death was yet not clear.
According to police, an accidental death report was registered on Friday as per routine procedure, and viscera samples have been sent to the forensic lab to ascertain the exact cause of death. Police have also recorded statements from the a domestic help who worked at the actor’s house and his driver, officers said.
“We have received the preliminary postmortem report of actor Om Puri, and it does not clearly state the cause of death. As of now, it states that there was a minor injury on the left side of Puri’s head. As the whole family and relatives have gone to Nashik for the ashthi visarjan, we will record their statements when they return to the city. We do not suspect any foul play, but the normal process of inquiry will take place, “said Subhash Khanvilkar, Senior Police Inspector of Oshiwara Police station.
“We had registered the ADR on Friday and are carrying out our inquiries in the matter,” said Mumbai Police Spokesperson and DCP Ashok Dudhe.