The Postal Department has suspended a postman after he was found discarding letters at Nelyadi in Belthangady taluk. Kushalappa, with the postal department for more than 15 years, was found discarding mail by the bushes there. Villagers lodged an official complaint against him at Kalenje Post Office on Monday. Senior Superintendent of Posts (Puttur Sub-division) T.G. Naik said a preliminary enquiry established Kushalappa’s dereliction of duty which was linked to alleged alcoholism. Mr. Naik said letters pending delivery accumulated and he feared reproach from higher-ups and he dumped the letters.