A 28-year-old girl was found shot dead at her residence in Lucknow's PGI. Police said, her father's licenced weapon was recovered near her body.
According to Lucknow Police, at least five rounds of bullet were pumped into her body or she shot herself. The reasons behind the killing or suicide are yet to be ascertained.
The deceased has been identified as 28-year-old Martia, a civil service aspirant.
"We are investigating the matter in all angles. It would too early to comment," said a police officer investigating the case.
The body of the deceased has been seized by the police and sent for post-mortem.
The officer added, they received a call from her parent's after she did not respond for more than five hours or so. The girl's parents were shocked to find the girl lying in a pool of blood when police broke the door to recover her body.