Angul: A 26-year-old youth identified as Jesha Pradhan of Kukudanga village in Talcher area of Angul district allegedly committed suicide after being reprimanded by police over brown sugar consumption.
According to reports, Pradhan was returning from a wedding ceremony last night when a police patrolling team started questioning the duo for consuming brown sugar.
The duo denied that they had no involvement in brown sugar consumption but the cops reportedly detained Pradhan and his brother and questioned them over the incident.
Policemen also took their photo with some accused persons, reports said, adding that the cops reprimanded the brothers and asked them to appear at the police station the next day. Later, the youth ended his life by hanging himself from a ceiling fan, family sources said.
While the exact cause of death is yet to be ascertained, a case of unnatural death has been registered and a probe launched into the incident.