COIMBATORE: Three wall painters reportedly died after drinking alcohol mixed with paint thinner at Pappanaickenpalayam on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as M Parthiban, 35 and S Sakthivel, 61, of Arunthathiyar Street, and A Muruganandam, 57, of Mariamman Kovil Street, Race Course police sources said.
“The trio had consumed liquor in an abandoned building near Pattatharasiamman temple at Pappanaickenpalayam on Thursday evening. They left for their houses on foot after 6.30pm. Sakthivel and Muruganandam collapsed near a grocery shop. Sakthivel’s relatives took him to his home and alerted the 108-ambulance service. An emergency medical technician of the ambulance service declared him dead. Muruganandam was rushed to the Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), where doctors declared him brought dead. Parthiban was found dead in his house,” a police officer said.
“Preliminary inquiry revealed that the trio had mixed paint thinner with the liquor. But the cause of deaths will be announced only after we get postmortem and forensic reports,” the officer added.
The Race Course police registered a case under Section 174 of CrPC.





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