Liquor OD kills techie at Tamil Nadu rave party

PTI / May 23, 2022, 03:31 IST


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CHENNAI: A 22-year-old employee of an IT company allegedly died due to excess consumption of alcohol during an illegal rave party held in a popular mall in Chennai on Saturday night, police said on Sunday.

The police after coming to know about the event ‘The Great Indian Gathering’ raided the bar, which was allegedly being run on the third floor of the mall without the mandatory license and was ‘sealed’ later.

Greater Chennai Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal, taking cognizance of the incident, warned of strict action against those who conduct such illegal parties. According to a senior police official, the victim was partying with his friends at the mall on Saturday night.

“Initial examination revealed he died of heavy drinking. He hails from Madipakkam in Chennai. After performing an autopsy at Royapettah Government General Hospital, the body was handed over to his family,” the official said.

The police are also probing whether drugs were served to the participants along with liquor.

Meanwhile, a police press release said a special team headed by an inspector has been directed by Jiwal to monitor entertainment parties in the city.

The people who were partying at the venue were asked to leave the venue by the police. As many as 844 liquor bottles were seized and four persons were booked in connection with the incident. Police said probe has revealed that people were invited to register themselves through a mobile app to take part in the event.


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