Rourkela: A youth allegedly attempted suicide by hanging himself from a tree on the premises of the sub-collector’s office at Panposh in the district on Saturday.
The youth was identified as Shashank Sekhar Satpathy, an employee of Odisha State Road Transportation Corporation (OSRTC).
According to sources, locals spotted Shashank while he hanged himself to the tree and rescued him. He was rushed to Rourkela Government hospital. As his condition deteriorated, he was later shifted to Ispat General Hospital.
While police seized a three-page letter written in Hindi from his pocket, the exact reason behind the suicide attempt is yet to be ascertained. Further probe is underway into the matter, the police said.