2 found dead on footpath, cops suspect alcohol poisoning

2 found dead on footpath, cops suspect alcohol poisoning

Two men were found dead under mysterious circumstances near SRS road, Peenya, in northern Bengaluru on Sunday morning.

The Peenya police said that around 8.35 am they received information from the public that two men were lying dead within 100 metres of each other on a footpath. One of the deceased was aged about 45. The police are trying to identify him.

The other man was identified as Elumalai, 45, a resident of Siddhartha Nagar, Jalahalli, who worked as a painter. His identity was established based on information given by an auto-rickshaw driver who was in the crowd that had gathered around the body.

He told the police that he knew Elumalai as both lived in the same locality. The police later informed Elumalai’s family which said he was a drunkard.

“There are no external injuries on the bodies. There is a bar close to where the first body was found. We are investigating if the two men consumed liquor at the bar. We are checking the CCTV footage to find this out,” said a senior police officer who is part of the investigation.

While no cause of death is immediately known, the police suspect it was caused by the liquor consumed by the deceased. “We are waiting for the post-mortem report. If it’s proved that alcohol consumption led to their death, we will take action against the bar owner,” he said. For now, a case of unnatural death has been registered.

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