Raipur, Mar 12: Bilaspur Superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma today allegedly shot himself dead with his service revolver, police said here.
A 2002-batch IPS officer, Sharma (37) allegedly shot himself in the head inside the toilet of Police Officer's Mess, where he was staying, they said.
He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Officials said it was not immediately known why Sharma took the extreme step.
The officials said Sharma had assumed charge as Bilaspur SP on January 10 and was to join duty yesterday after being on leave. He had previously served as SP of Raigarh and Dantewada.
Chief Minister Raman Singh has expressed condolence at Sharma's death.
The exact reason behind his suicide is not immediately known and senior officials have been asked to inquire into the incident, Singh told reporters here.