Bareilly: After failing of to get liquor for over a month during the lockdown, a man climbed up unipole advertising hoarding allegedly demanding liquor and threatening to commit suicide near roadways bus here on Thursday evening. The high voltage drama ended after an hour when police promised to get him a bottle of liquor.

Later, it was found that the man was suffering from mental illness. Police offered him food and soft drink and released him after counselling.

Confirming the incident, Kotwali SHO Geetesh Kapil told TOI, “We managed to get him down without any injury. We had only promised but didn’t give him liquor. The sale of liquor is banned in the state and we are strictly following the lockdown guidelines. We are trying to establish his identity so that his family could be reached.”


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