Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Pall of gloom descends on death of IAS officer

Pall of gloom descends on death of IAS officer

Pandey's body was found on Thursday from the railway tracks about one km from Ghaziabad railway station, the police said.

District Magistrate of Buxar Mukesh Pandey committed suicide at a railway station in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad on Thursday.

"I am committing suicide in the district centre area of Janakpuri in west jumping off the 10th floor of the building". I am fed up of my life and my faith has been lifted from the existence of man. My wife loves me a lot.

From the cab, Pandey also called a Delhi-based friend, who informed a senior police official (being an IAS officer, Pandey had several friends and batchmates in the capital's administrative circles and police). A 2012 batch IAS officer, Mukesh undertook his responsibilities as the District Magistrate of Buxar on August 4. I am committing suicide of my own volition and after my death please inform my relatives about my suicide.

A police team was immediately rushed to the mall but it could not trace him.

Apparently, earlier he had different plans for committing suicide which was interrupted by police searching him on the basis of his WhatsApp messages to friends.

The police said a suicide note was recovered from near the body, which mentioned that a detailed note was in his bag in room number 742 of the Hotel Leela Palace. However, while checking a few more CCTV footages, it was found that he was going toward a metro station. He said the State government has made arrangements to bring the body to the city tomorrow.

I am committing suicide in district centre area of Janakpuri, west Delhi near Hotel Piccadilly by jumping off the 10th floor of the building. Prior to this, he was posted as sub-divisional magistrate in the Ballia sub-division of Begusarai and as DDC-cum-chief executive officer, district board, in Katihar. "He asked them to come and receive him after two days when he would return from Delhi".

Sources said Pandey was married in 2014 into a prominent business family, which has a auto showroom in Patna.

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