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Three persons drink paint varnish as substitute of alcohol, die

7/04/2020 at 5:39 PM

Chennai, Apr 7: Three persons in Tamil Nadu’s Chengalpattu district died after consuming paint lacquer mixed with water as they were not able to get liquor, police said.

According to police, the deceased Shivasankar, Pradeep and Sivaraman were alcoholic, and with liquor shops closed due to the 21-day lockdown, the trio consumed paint varnish mixing with water as a substitute to liquor and they fainted.

While one died immediately, the other two were taken to the government hospital in Chengalpattu and succumbed there.

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