Hyderabad tippler kills self after not getting liquor during lockdown

P Madhu jumped off a government residential building on Friday morning.

Published: 28th March 2020 02:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2020 02:52 PM   |  A+A-

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HYDERABAD: A 50-year-old daily wage worker here allegedly committed suicide as he was upset at not being able to get liquor after the coronavirus lockdown and after struggling with withdrawal symptoms, police said on Saturday.

P Madhu jumped off a government residential building on Friday morning, they said.

An alcoholic, he was earlier employed as a labourer in the film industry, they said.

Police quoted family members as saying that he had been behaving oddly ever since the lockdown began and could not get alcohol, They said the withdrawal symptoms of liquor might have driven him to take the extreme step.

Some of the residents at the building noticed the body and informed police.

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