The deceased constale, Babul Chandra Das (49), was a native of Patharkuchi near Pathshala in Barpeta district Credit: Representational image

Guwahati: An Assam police constable posted at the official residence of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal reportedly committed suicide in Guwahati on Sunday night.

According to reports, the security official, identified as Babul Chandra Das (49), was found hanging in a toilet.

A native of Patharkuchi near Pathshala in Barpeta district, Das was posted with the 10th Assam Police Battalion (APBN), Kahilipara.

Guwahati police commissioner Munna Prasad Gupta said that Das was posted outside the CM’s official residence in Guwahati. He was undergoing treatment for a heart ailment.

Police suspect that the official took the drastic step due to depression.

His body has been sent for post-mortem by the Latasil police station.

It is the second incident of suicide that took place at the CM’s residence. Two years ago, a security guard shot himself with his service rifle.

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