IAS officer found dead in Ghaziabad

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The Government Railway Police said a suicide note had helped identify Mukesh Pandey after his body was found on the tracks, The Times of India reported.

The Bihar unit of the Indian Administrative Service Association is mulling over the need for anti-stress sessions to prevent young officers from killing themselves following the alleged suicide by a Bihar-cadre IAS officer in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday evening. The police are now investigating the matter and the reason of committing suicide is yet to be known. I am fed up with life and my belief in human existence has gone. "Please forgive me", said the note, according to Senior Superintendent of Police H N Singh as reported by PTI.

Buxar district magistrate Mukesh Pandey landed in Delhi in an Indigo flight on August 10 noon and checked into the Leela Palace in Chanakyapuri.

In his SMS, though he had said he would commit suicide by jumping off a ten-storey building, he changed his plans later.

A police team was immediately rushed to the mall but it could not trace him. When the GRP told the Ghaziabad police that the news of DM's dead body was found from the track, they got stirred. The friend informed the Delhi police and the police launched a search for Pandey but could not locate him.

"When he could not be found, the CCTV footage was checked, in which the DM could be seen exiting the mall and heading towards a Metro station".

In it, he mentioned that even his wife loved him and vice-versa, they had different personalities and were like "chalk and cheese".

The note also said that he had left a detailed letter in his suitcase, the police said.

Delhi Police had received information from his friends that Pandey would commit suicide and had gone to a west Delhi mall. 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.

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

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