Kalpetta: Three of a family died after consuming spurious liquor at Vellamunda in the district, Manorama News reported on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Thignayi, 75; his 35-year-old son Pramod, and a relative Prasad, 35.
Thignayi had apparently consumed liquor around 11 am on Wednesday. The liquor was reportedly given to him by an acquaintance. After Thignayi's health condition deteriorated he was taken to the hospital but died on the way.
His relatives assumed that the elderly man had died of age-related ailments and fixed the funeral for Thursday.
Later in the night, his son and the relative consumed the remaining liquor. They soon fell unconscious and were taken to Mananthavady district hospital but died en route.
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