BHUBANESWAR: A 25-year-old youth committed suicide on Tuesday evening by hanging himself from an electricity pole on the banks of river Kathjodi on the outskirts of the city.
The deceased was identified as Pradip Kumar Mohanty of Tulasipur at Banki in Cuttack district. He was running a hotel at Badagada Brit Colony here.
Mohanty, according to the police, was addicted to drugs and alcohol.
He was frequently involved in violent altercations with his family members over this issue, which could be the reason behind his suicide.