Dhenkanal, Feb 6: A 62-year-old businessman shot himself with his own licensed pistol in Dhenkanal district on Monday evening.
The deceased has been identified as known crusher trader of the area Balaram Sahoo.
The incident took place in front yard of his house at Caltex Square in the town.
A team of Dhenkanal Town police station reached the spot being informed about the incident and launched a probe into the matter with seizure of the body. Police also seized his licensed gun and four bullets.
My father committed suicide by shooting himself with his licensed pistol due to loan burden, said Balram's son before police.
Balram's elder daughter-in-law saw him lying in a pool of blood when she went to the courtyard for performing evening puja.
She got shocked seeing his father-in-law’s body and started screaming loudly in fear following which locals gathered at the spot and informed the police.