Mysuru: A choultry owner, who was also a priest of a temple, committed suicide by hanging self in the bathroom of the choultry in city yesterday.
The deceased has been identified as Raju (45), owner of Doddamma Taayi Choultry and the Priest of Doddamma Taayi Temple at N.R. Mohalla.
N.R. Police, who rushed to the spot and conducted mahazar, have registered a case and have informed the family members of Raju, who had gone to Chamarajanagar.
It is suspected that Raju may have taken the extreme step as he had taken loans but the exact cause of his death would be known only after investigation, according to the Police.
According to other sources, Raju had reportedly given the choultry on rent for two parties for marriage on the same date and yesterday afternoon, both the parties had come to the choultry and it was then that Raju realise his mistake, it is learnt.
When both the parties questioned Raju as to where would they get another choultry in the last minute and how would the guests know if the choultry is changed in the last minute as it was already printed in the wedding invitation resulting in both the parties fighting with Raju.
Depressed over this, Raju is said to have committed suicide by hanging self with a rope to the iron road at the bathroom behind the choultry.