As per the report, the youth identified as Khukunu Behera, who is said to be in a mentally unstable condition went berserk at his house in the night and torched at least two rooms over unknown reason.
Before the family members of Khukunu could do anything to douse the flames, both the rooms were reduced to ashes completely. The mishap incurred a loss of over lakhs to the family as furniture, electronic goods and other daily use items were lost to the flame.
Later, Khukunu took out a sharp weapon and stabbed himself in the stomach and neck with an intension to commit suicide.
He was immediately rushed to Chhendipada Community Health Centre (CHC) by some neighbours in a critical condition.
While fire services personnel reached the spot and contained the fire from further spreading, police started a probe into the incident subsequently.