Assam’s Home Secretary Siladitya Chetia end his life in hospital after wife’s death


PTI, Jun 18, 2024, 6:32 PM IST

Siladitya Chetia

Guwahati: Assam’s Home Secretary Siladitya Chetia allegedly died by suicide at a private hospital in Guwahati after his wife passed away following prolonged illness on Tuesday, police said.

Chetia, a 2009-batch IPS officer, allegedly shot himself with his service weapon inside the ICU where his wife died, they said.

He had earlier served as SP of Tinsukia and Sonitpur districts, and commandant of the 4th Battalion of the Assam Police before being posted as the home secretary of the state.

His wife was suffering from brain tumour and was admitted to the hospital for the last few months.

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