Guwahati: A Border Security Force (BSF) officer allegedly shot himself on the head outside his battalion headquarters in Tripura’s Dhalai district, official said on Thursday.
The incident occurred on Wednesday night in front of the BSF camp’s main entrance in the Jawaharnagar region.
The officer identified as L.R. Mina,57 was the Deputy Commandant of the 89 Battalion, resident of Rajasthan.
According to sources, it is suspected that he died by suicide. Police have launched an inquiry into the incident in order to determine the cause of death.
Around 9 pm, the BSF officer was brought dead at the Kulai district hospital.
The case has been registered of unnatural death to find out what had led to the fatal incident, said official.
The body has been sent for post mortem, official added.