Mukesh Pandey, district magistrate of Buxar, Bihar, allegedly committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a train in Ghaziabad on Thursday night.
The 2012 batch IAS officer, who did his graduation from Cotton College, Guwahati, was found dead near a railway track in Ghaziabad and was identified by government railway police (GRP) officials with the help of his identification cards.
Police recovered a suicide note from the body of Pandey.
“The deceased officer was wearing trouser and sandals while his t-shirt was ripped apart due to the impact of the speeding train. The incident took place under Ghaziabad GRP jurisdiction and we are awaiting more directions from the senior officers,” said Randhir Singh, circle officer (GRP), Ghaziabad.
Police said that the IAS officer was staying at a 5-star hotel in Delhi and his hotel card was recovered from the spot. Also, the alleged suicide note had details of a hotel room.
“Before his body was found on the railway tracks in Ghaziabad, he had called up a known person from Leela Palace Hotel in Delhi. The card of the hotel was also found from the incident site. This call was made to let the other person know that he was committing suicide. Later, his body was found on tracks in Ghaziabad. We have informed his family and forensic teams have reached the spot,” Ghaziabad district magistrate Ministhy S was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.
Pandey, who secured 14th rank in the civil services examination, completed his graduation in English from Cotton College in Guwahati.