Body of an IAS officer from Bihar was found near railway tracks in Ghaziabad (near Delhi) on Thursday. Mukesh Pandey, 29, was Buxar’s District Magistrate. A suicide note was also recovered from the spot.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the incident comes barely a week after Mukesh took charge as the top official of Buxar. Police said it was written in the note that Pandey, a 2012-batch IAS officer, was fed up with his life and lost his “belief on human existence”.

I am committing suicide in district centre area of Janakpuri in west Delhi…by jumping off the 10th floor of the building. I am fed up with life and my belief on human existence has gone, my suicide note is kept in a Nike bag in room 742 of a five-star hotel in Delhi. I am sorry, I love you all! Please forgive me,” said the note, according to Senior Superintendent of Police HN Singh as per this PTI report.

The PTI report further quoted a police officer saying that it was not immediately known that at what time or how Pandey died. The post mortem would be conducted on Friday. Officials of the Government Railway Police (GRP) who reached the spot, near Kotgaon, said prime facie it appeared a case of suicide.

Senior officials of Ghaziabad district administration also reached the spot. Meanwhile, 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.

A police team was immediately rushed to the mall but it could not trace him. 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. Later, Delhi Police learnt that he had committed suicide, the official told PTI.

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