Why are people raising suspicion over Om Puri’s death?

We recently experienced the sudden demise of the famous Indian actor, Om Puri. While the cause of his death was diagnosed as a cardiac arrest; there have been many news surrounding his death now.

When the police reached his house (where he passed away), his body was lying on the floor. There were visible injury marks noted on his head. Later, his post mortem report did not point towards his demise as a natural occurrence.

However, a doctor dealing in the case, later implied that his death has occurred because of a heart attack. And, that he presumably fell on the floor after his heart failure. After falling on the floor, he injured the left side of his head. Samples have been taken from his body, to investigate the case further in a pathology lab.

A recent statement from Om Puri’s friend, Filmmaker Kahlid Kedwai has further drawn suspicion now.

In his statement, Kidwai has mentioned 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.”

This statement clearly heightens the investigation. Earlier facts on the case imply that Puri’s driver reached his (Puri’s) home in the morning. He rang the door bell, and after receiving no response called the neighbors. They opened the house with duplicate keys. His body was then recovered with blood flowing from his head. He was rushed to the Cooper hospital.

Mumbai Police registers Accidental Death Report (ADR) in Om Puri’s death; probe underway.

There are many theories doing rounds, inviting further investigations to the case. Om Puri’s domestic turbulence was not a hidden fact. Many people know the ongoing tiff between Om Puri, and his estranged wife, Nandita.

(with inputs from Mumbai Mirror)   

Pooja Bhatia