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 - Weekend Curfew Across States: Check Full List of Restrictions That Are in Place to Contain Coronavirus

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 - Spiritual Guard Against Virus? Jai Shri Ram Painted Mask In Demand After COVID Cases Soar In UP

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 - After UP Govt Announces Statewide Lockdown On Sunday, Mother Dairy Issues Statement On Supply of Milk

(With inputs from agencies)