Coronavirus: Kerala man commits suicide after alcohol shops shut
Sanoj, who is a painter, was found hanging in his room in his house at Thavanoor in Kerala on Friday morning
Malappuram: A Kerala man allegedly committed suicide after he couldn't get his daily dose of alcohol. The 38-year-old man is a native of Thavanur near Kunnamkulam, Kerala.
The deceased is identified as K Sanoj, a painter. He was found hanging in his room in his house at Thavanoor on Friday morning.
According to the statement of the deceased’s brother's, Sanoj was frustrated for the past two days as he couldn't get alcohol to drink.
According to Kunnamkulam circle inspector Suresh KG, "His family had said that Sanoj had turned violent on Thursday night as he couldn't get alcohol. A case has been registered and the postmortem will be conducted.”
The Kerala government has decided to shut down its liquor outlets including Bevco outlets in the state till April 14 due to coronavirus outbreak. However, according to reports, the state government will explore the possibility of distributing liquor through online sales. 265 liquor outlets under Bevco and 36 outlets under Consumerfed will be closed down.