Guwahati: An employee of the Assam State Secretariat died here after falling from the third floor of a building inside the Secretariat premises on Tuesday.
Police said Prafulla Pran Dutta, who was working as a senior research officer in the Department of Planning and Development, fell from the balcony in the third floor of the Secretariat building.
He was alone in the balcony when the incident took place. Dutta suffered serious injuries and died on the way to hospital.
Police have started an investigation to find the cause of the fall. There are waist-high railings in all the balconies of the secretariat.
However, sources in the Planning Department said Dutta was suffering from high pressure and some other ailments and may have lost balance.