Phulbani, Feb 9: A man allegedly committed suicide over his son’s wrongdoings at Pulipanga village under Gochhapada police limits in Kandhamal district, police said on Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as Naba Kishor Kanhar, a resident of Pulipanga village.
According to police, Nabkishore’s son had borrowed a costly bike from his friend which met with an accident while riding.
The owner of the bike demanded a compensation of Rs 2 lakh from Nabakishore which he was unable to pay.
The father-son duo usually engaged in arguments over the issue. On Sunday Nabakishore went to sleep separately after having dinner with family and consumed pesticides.
On finding that the family members admitted him to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Phulbani where he died while undergoing treatment.
The police have registered a case of unnatural death and initiated a probe into the matter.