An IAS officer was found dead under mysterious circumstances on the roadside in Lucknow's Hazratganj area this morning. 

Anurag Tiwari, a 2007 batch Karnataka cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was staying at a guest house in the area for the last two days. His body was found near the guest house. 

Source: PTI

 

Tiwari was a native of UP's Bahraich district.

AK Shahi, Inspector of Hazratganj Police Station, said some passers-by informed the police after spotting him lying on the road. He said the victim's identity was ascertained by an identity card recovered from his belongings. 

The inspector said a preliminary examination confirmed an injury on his chin while no other injury is visible. He said the body has been sent for post-mortem to ascertain the exact cause of his death. 

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