New details have emerged about veteran actor Om Puri's death a few days after his demise.
According to Mumbai Mirror, the police have registered a case of accidental death after the post-mortem report, revealing that his death was not natural as previously reported. When police arrived at Om Puri's residence on Friday, he was found lying on the floor with a sharp injury on his head.
"We suspect that Puri died of heart attack. However, it'll be confirmed after viscera report. After suffering from a 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," said a senior officer of Mumbai Police.
Producer Khalid Kidwai claims to have been with Puri a few hours before he passed away and shared that the 66-year-old star really wanted to meet his son Ishan on that particular day.
"We (Kidwai and Om Puri) went to Trishul building where his ex-wife Nandita lives with Ishan but were unable to meet them as they had gone out to 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," read the statement.
"He poured a drink in his glass and waited for almost 45 minutes at Nandita's flat but when they didn't turn up, he took the glass and liquor bottle and started drinking in the car. After finishing the drink, we left," added Kidwai's statement.