Vala shot himself this afternoon with his service revolver in the bathroom attached to his office in Chhotaudepur town, about 100 km from here, Inspector General of Vadodara Range D J Patel said.
"Upon hearing the shot, the office staff opened the door of the bathroom and found Vala bleeding profusely," said Patel. He died while being taken to a private hospital in Vadodara.
"We are yet to find out the reasons which forced him take this extreme step. We have sent the body for autopsy," Chhotaudepur Superintendent of Police P C Baranda said.