Guwahati: Guwahati police recovered the bullet-ridden body of the spouse of a top Assam police official from a vehicle near the famed Kamakhya temple in the city Thursday evening.
Police found the body of Nilotpal Lahon, husband of Additional Superintendent of Police Leena Doley, inside a Tata Sumo vehicle parked near Kamakhya.
Police said that locals spotted the vehicle with the deceased on the driving seat, holding a pistol in his hand and with blood oozing from his forehead.
Senior Superintendent of Police Anand Prakash Tiwari said preliminary investigation indicated it to be a suicide as there was a pistol in the hands of the deceased. "However, we can confirm it only after a detailed investigation," he said.
Sources said that Lahon was the son of former MLA from Lakhimpur, Lakhon Lahon and was working with Tata Motors in Guwahati.