The deceased official, identified as Soumyaranjan Mohapatra, was posted at Paralakhemundi in Gajpati district.
As per reports, Mohapatra had sustained serious burn injuries at his official residence here at around 9 pm last night.
Hearing the scream of Mohapatra’s wife, neighbours rushed to the spot and rescued the victim in a critical condition.
The ACF was rushed to the District Headquarter Hospital (DHH) here. He had reportedly suffered 80 per cent burns.
After primary treatment at the DHH here, the victim was shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. Later, he was taken to a private hospital in Cuttack as his condition was deteriorated.
The ACF breathed his last this morning while undergoing treatment at the private-run hospital in Cuttack.
Sources said Mahapatra was married six months back; His wife was present at the official residence here last night when the tragic incident occurred.
Meanwhile, Paralakhemundi Police started an investigation to ascertain if it was a case of suicide or an accident.