A police personnel allegedly shot at his wife before killing himself with his service revolver.
The police personnel was working with the Punjab police.
Well into his forties, the assistant sub-inspector of the Punjab Police took the extreme decision after a domestic dispute in Jalandhar district.
Gurbaksh Singh was posted in Jalandhar and lived in Rama Mandi area where the incident took place, police said.
Preliminary investigations revealed differences between the couple over settling abroad, it was said.
The couple is survived by two children, aged 19 and 17, police said.