New Delhi: Former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka G Parameshwara‘s Personal Assistant Ramesh has allegedly committed suicide in Gnana Bharathi area of Bengaluru, stated news agency ANI on Saturday.

As per a report, a piece of paper was found inside Ramesh’s car which is claimed to be a suicide note. Besides, sources claimed that the I-T department has denied any connection between Ramesh’s suicide and their raid. The Income Tax Department had neither questioned Ramesh nor recorded any of his statement, added the sources.

Reacting to the demise of Ramesh and the I-T raids, Parameshwar, as quoted by a report, had said, “He (Ramesh) was with me during raids. I had told him nothing will happen, don’t worry. He was a soft-spoken man. Don’t know why he committed suicide. It’s unfortunate that this happened.”

Notably, Ramesh’s death comes just two days after the I-T department had raided the premises of senior Congress leader Parameshwara over the alleged irregularities in a medical college run by a trust related to the former Karnataka deputy chief minister, I-T sources told news agency ANI. The trust was accused of hoarding black money in huge amounts for medical admission by evading tax.