Lucknow: A police sub-inspector allegedly shot himself dead in the parking lot before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly complex on Thursday, reported news agencies quoting officials. Sub-inspector Nirmal Choubey left behind a suicide note saying that that he was ill. Police are further looking into the matter.Also Read - 12 Dead As Wall Collapses At Salt Factory In Morbi, Gujarat

Commissioner of Police D K Thakur said Choubey (53) was posted at Banthra police station in the city as a sub-inspector. He was deployed on duty in the parking lot near Assembly gate number seven where he shot himself using his service revolver around 3.30 PM. The police personnel present there took him to the nearby Civil Hospital where he died while receiving treatment, Thakur said. Also Read - Explained: What Is The Places Of Worship Act And Its Relevance Amid Gyanvapi Masjid Row

Chaubey, who hailed from Varanasi district, has left behind a suicide note in which he has mentioned that he was sick. The police is investigating the matter, Thakur said. Also Read - Rupee Skids 17 Paise To Record Low Of 77.61 Against USD | LIVE

(With inputs from agencies)