Kadaba: Corona lockdown - Unavailability of alcohol drives two addicts to suicide

Daijiworld Media Network - Kadaba (MS)

Kadaba, Mar 29: The unavailability of alcohol owing to the total lockdown in the district has driven two addicts to commit suicide, in separate incidents.

In the first incident, Tomy Thomas (50), a native of Cheriyamakkal of Elikulam in Kottyam district of Kerala, who was residing in a rented house at Nanduguri of Kutrupadi village, had joined as a rubber tapping labourer in the estate belonging to Sathish M A just 25 days ago. As he did not report to work for some days, Satish went to check on Tomy, but found the door locked. On looking in through the window, he saw that Tomy had hanged himself using his lungi.

The locals have said that Tomy was roaming in the vicinity asking for liquor. It is suspected that out of desperation of not getting liquor Tomy must have killed himself. The body has been kept in the mortuary of a hospital in Deralakatte, as his relatives have to come from Kerala, and right now transport has been suspended. Kadaba police have registered a case in this regard.

In another incident that took place near the railway track at Nakur in Kodimbala village, Thomas (70), a resident of Ganadakere of Kodmbala village hanged himself to the branch of a tree. He had left his family and went to Kerala 35 years ago. Though he returned some years back, he was not staying at home but sleeping on the pavements in Kadaba town. He was addicted to liquor and had other health complications too, sources said.

On Friday March 27, Thomas had taken some money from his son, and on Saturday March 28, he allegedly committed suicide. Kadaba police have registered a case based on the complaint given by Saneesh, son of the deceased.


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    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Corona...! Soro naa ..! Bad decision closing the liquor shops will increase the suicide rates, will overtake the Corona tally soon.

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  • Walty, California

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    This is bound to happen for liquor and drug addicts. Withdrawal symptoms include depression and suicide.

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  • William F D Souza, Kirem/Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    If they had approched ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, they woul have lived happy and sober life without a drop of alcohol a day at a time. RIP

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    They could have stocked ..poor fellows ...
    Compared to all advantages Corona has brought with it on the flip side and what we read in social media about many knowing real meaning of freedom,being more humane ,spending quality time together etc...It,I mean the Virus has not stopped the drunkards from drinking and husbands and wives from quarelling !Here the Virus has completely failed...I will come up with the statistics later OK ? Wife is calling ....What always mobile ...she is shouting I think...What to do ? I dunno really ...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    dees 2 people have paid life long tax 2 da govt. indeed a great loss 2 da govt.,after closing liquor. rip

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Person's addicted to alcohol & drugs go through life threatening "withdrawal symptoms" ( cold turkey), which is life threatening unless treated!

    Since "alcoholism" is a disease, these guys will not be able to suffer abrupt withdrawal of alcohol & end with suicide!
    BTW, I heard the same is available in black at 2.5-3x if you can afford it! Yesterday Rishi Kapoor tweeted on the same as to why not keep wine shops open for 2 hours so that the govt too earns the much needed money by excise instead of it going into bribes!

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai.

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    When all was ok with us we did not bother about our own brothers & sisters who were addicted to alcohol and other addictions.

    Still in some of our brothers house, husband works but drinks & plays card and waste money. wife has to do small odd jobs to take care of her young children. We royally sidelined those families just by blaming the husband. Responsible elders in parish will have to give account on final judgement day.

    Just by constructing beautiful building and celebrating mega feats we cannot be come Christians. If we think so then we are in fools paradise.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Rest in peace dear ones....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Unavailability of Alcohol is the biggest Killer in India ...

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi-Udupi

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Doesnt mater, life of two drumkered is not much impottant than health of soceity , nation and world.

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  • Arvind, Mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Do not underestimate anyone, you never know how they could be helpful

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