The deceased has been identified as Bhupen Dihingia. He was the officer in-charge of the Chelenghat police station.
According to reports, the incident took place today afternoon when he came back to his quarters after lunch.
Officials said that Dihingia took his life by shooting himself with his service-pistol.
He was reportedly suffering from underlying health issues due to which he used to be unhappy.
A police team reached the site of the incident to find the body of the sub-inspector with a gunshot wound on his head.
An official mentioned that Dihingia’s body had an entry wound on the left temporal region and an exit wound above the right ear.
However, the cause behind the extreme step is not known yet. Police have also not recovered any message left behind by the deceased.
It may be noted that Dihingia was a resident of Lilabari in the Lakhimpur district of Assam. He had joined as the officer-in-charge of the Chelenghat police station just two days prior to the incident.
Dihingia, a resident of Lilabari in Lakhimpur district, joined as officer-in-charge of Chelenghat police station just two days back.