The body of a police inspector was found dead in his rented apartment opposite the police station in Ayodhya, where he was posted.
Omkar Nath (46) was promoted to the rank of Inspector a few days back.
Earlier, he was posted as Senior Sub-Inspector at Purkalandar Police Station in the district.
He was found hanging at his rented residence located opposite the police station in Mainuddinpur village on Wednesday, police said.
He was recently transferred to Faizabad police station as Inspector (Crime). He was to take charge on Wednesday evening.
The deceased was a resident of Sant Kabir Nagar district.
Arjun Singh, a resident of Mainuddinpur village in whose building the inspector was staying, told the police that when he knocked on the door in the morning, there was no response after which he informed the police.
ASP City Madhuban Singh while talking to PTI said that the body has been sent for post-mortem and the matter is being investigated.