Senior IAS officer Sanjeev Dubey allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Lucknow on Thursday, police said.
Dubey's body was found by his family members at his 14, Gautampalli residence.
The 1987-batch Uttar Pradesh cadre officer was posted as principal secretary in the Home Guard department and had held several important posts.
Dubey has left behind a suicide note highlighting health problems as a reason behind his extreme step, police sources said, adding he was suffering from several painful health conditions like osteoporosis.
Lucknow: Principal Secy Home Guard Dept, Sanjeev Dubey allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself. (visuals from outside his residence) pic.twitter.com/n94GHig9tK— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 29, 2016
Sources close to him said he was under depression for past several months due to illness.
Police said the matter came to light when he did not open the door of his residence till late in the day.
Meanwhile, UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav condoled Dubey's demise even as senior officials, including DGP Javeed Ahmed and chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar visited his house.