A senior IAS officer from Bihar was found dead near the railway tracks in Ghaziabad, with police recovering a suicide note from the spot.
Mukesh Pandey, the district magistrate of Bihar’s Buxar district, was found dead on Thursday night.
His body was found from the rail tracks about one km from the Ghaziabad railway station, police said, adding a suicide note was also recovered from the spot.
In the note, Pandey, a 2012-batch IAS officer, said he was fed up with his life and had lost his “belief in human existence”.
“I am committing suicide in district center area of Janakpuri in west Delhi…by jumping off the 10th floor of the building. I am fed up with life and my belief in human existence has gone. My detailed suicide note is kept in a Nike bag in room 742 of a five-star (name withheld) hotel in Delhi. I am sorry, I love you all! Please forgive me,”
Officials of the Government Railway Police (GRP), who reached the spot, near Kotgaon said prime face it appeared to be a case of suicide.
A senior Delhi Police official said that police received information from his friends that Pandey would commit suicide and had gone to a west Delhi mall.
After scanning the CCTV footage, it was found that he was leaving the mall and going towards the nearby metro station, the official said, adding on analysis of CCTV footage there, he could not be traced.