After rise in suicide cases, Kerala govt may allow online liquor sale during lockdown

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan may allow online sale of liquor during lockdown

Two tippers committed suicide during the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to frustration of not getting liquor, now the Kerala government considering a plan to permit online sale of liquor. Thw

On Saturday, a youth committed suicide by jumping into a river after suffering from withdrawal symptoms in Kodagalur in Thrissur district.

In another incident, a 38-year-old man working in a barbershop in Kayakulam consumed shaving lotion after not drinking alcohol. Although he was rushed to hospital after restlessness, he died.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a press conference that the sudden unavailability of alcohol may lead to social problems.

CM Vijayan has also directed the State Excise Department to provide liquor to those with a prescription from doctors, ANI reported.

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