Under the influence of liquor, a 34-year-old labourer died on Monday morning after accidentally drinking acid mistaking it for liquor.
The incident came to light in Bharti Colony of Salem Tabri. The deceased was identified as Naresh Kumar, a labourer at the vegetable market.
His wife Pinder told the police that her husband was a drunkard and she was not at home when the incident happened.
When Kumar returned home after working at the vegetable market on Sunday evening, he was drunk. He picked a bottle of acid in place of liquor bottle and drank from it.
Aarti and Jayanti, two daughters of the deceased, informed their mother and the victim was rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital around 11 pm on Sunday. Naresh was declared dead around 4.30 on Monday morning.
ASI Kuldeep Singh from Saleem Tabri police station said that it was an accident and an investigation was on under Section 174 of the CrPC.