He was identified as V Sathish from Nakkalapatti village. Sathish was attached with the Tamil Nadu Special Forces 14th Battalion in Palani in Dindigul district, but was posted for duty at the Lower Camp in Ooty.
According to the Usilampatti taluk police, Sathish had come home a couple of days ago on leave. He was in love with a girl from the same community. Recently, he had told his parents about his love affair and asked them to marry him off to the girl, but they rejected his proposal. Meanwhile, the girl’s parents started looking for an alliance, which put pressure on Sathish. As all his efforts to convince his parents went in vain he decided to end his life. He locked himself in a room on Tuesday night. As he did not respond to his parents’ calls they broke open the door and entered the room where they found him hanging from the ceiling. The body was shifted to the Usilampatti government hospital, where a postmortem was conducted on Wednesday. A case was registered.TNN