New Delhi, Jan 8: Bollywood late veteran actor Om Puri's preliminary postmortem (PM) report has not established a clear cause of his death. The reports state that he had sustained an injury, caused apparently when he collapsed to the floor after the heart attack.
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.
Puri graduated from Pune’s Film and Television Institute of India and later from the National School of Drama in 1973, where colleague Naseeruddin Shah was also a student.
In 1976, Puri made his movie debut in Marathi film Ghashiram Kotwal.
Some of his most notable films include Bhavni Bhavai, Sandgate, Ardh Satya, Mirch Masala, Dharavi, Aakrosh, Maachis, Gupt, Dhoop, Yuva, Don, Agneepath, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and others.