A drunk 45-year-old painter died after he fell from the second floor of a building on Ponniamman Koil Street in Purasawalkam on Tuesday.

Amir was drinking with his friends K. Soosai (38) and S. Aruldoss (41), both of them wage labourers, at Soosai’s house on Ponniamman Koil Street on Monday night. All of a sudden, Amir climbed to the second floor of the building and jumped from there. Soosai, Aruldoss and some neighbours rushed Amir to Kilpauk Medical College Hospital where he was declared ‘brought dead’.

A case was registered by the Otteri police. “Amir was separated from his wife for more than a decade. Depression may have driven him to end his life,” the police said.