India, July 6 (PTI) – Rats have emptied 12 wine bottles kept in a government-run TASMAC liquor outlet in a town near Gudalur in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu.
The incident came to light after TASMAC employees opened the shop at Kadampuzha on Monday, which had been kept closed for a long time due to the lockdown.
They found the caps of the 12 quarter liquor bottles open, with bite marks of rats and wine in them emptied, official sources said.
On being informed, the supervisor and senior TASMAC officials carried out an investigation, which revealed the
presence of rats inside the shop, they said.
The cost of the bottles is said to be around Rs 1,500, they said.
Meanwhile, alcohol aficionados in Coimbatore were unable to control their joy as liquor shops reopened after nearly two months in the region, with some bursting fireworks and breaking coconuts in front of the stores to celebrate.