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Assam Police Grieves the Loss of IPS Officer Shiladitya Chetia in Tragic Turn of Events

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The Assam Police community is in deep mourning following the tragic loss of IPS officer Shiladitya Chetia, who allegedly committed suicide in Guwahati on Tuesday. Shiladitya Chetia, a 2009 Regular Recruit, served as the Secretary of Home & Political Government of Assam. This heartbreaking incident has sent shockwaves through the police force and the wider community.

Circumstances Leading to the Tragedy

Shiladitya Chetia reportedly took his own life at Nemcare Hospital in Guwahati. The circumstances leading to this tragedy are still under investigation. Sources indicate that Chetia used his service revolver to end his life, moments after the attending physician declared the death of his wife, who had been battling cancer for a long time. This devastating sequence of events has left the Assam Police family reeling.

A Series of Personal Losses

The loss of his wife was not the only tragedy Chetia faced. Over the past year, he also lost his mother and mother-in-law, which reportedly caused him significant emotional distress. These successive personal losses may have compounded his grief and contributed to his tragic decision.

Official Statements and Reactions

Assam Director General of Police Gyanendra Pratap Singh expressed profound grief on behalf of the entire Assam Police force. In a heartfelt message on his official ‘X’ handle, DGP GP Singh stated, “In an unfortunate turn of events, Sri Shiladitya Chetia IPS 2009 RR, Secretary Home & Political Government of Assam, took his own life this evening, a few minutes after the attending physician declared the death of his wife who was battling cancer for a long time. The entire Assam Police family is in deep grief.”

Shiladitya Chetia’s Career and Contributions

Shiladitya Chetia had a distinguished career in the Assam Police force. He previously served as the Superintendent of Police (SP) in the Tinsukia and Sonitpur districts, earning respect and recognition for his dedication and service. His leadership and commitment to law enforcement made him a respected figure within the police community and beyond.

Community Response and Condolences

The tragic loss of Shiladitya Chetia has left a void in the Assam Police force and has deeply affected his colleagues and the community he served. Condolences have poured in from various quarters, with many expressing their shock and sadness over the untimely demise of a dedicated officer. The Assam Police community is rallying around his family, offering support during this incredibly difficult time.

Mental Health and Support for Police Personnel

This heartbreaking incident underscores the importance of mental health support for police personnel, who often face immense stress and emotional burdens in their line of duty. The Assam Police force is likely to review and enhance its mental health support mechanisms to help its members cope with personal and professional challenges.

Conclusion

The Assam Police mourns the tragic loss of IPS officer Shiladitya Chetia, whose life ended in heartbreaking circumstances. As investigations continue, the focus remains on supporting his family and colleagues through this period of profound grief. Shiladitya Chetia’s contributions to the Assam Police and his commitment to public service will be remembered and honored by all who knew him.

Also read: ASSAM FLOOD CRISIS DEEPENS: OVER 1.61 LAKH AFFECTED, DEATH TOLL CLIMBS TO 26

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