Saturday, 19 August, 2017

Buxar District Magistrate found dead on rail tracks

Ghaziabad railway station India Tv DM Mukesh Pandey commits suicide by jumping in front of moving train
Melissa Porter | 12 August, 2017, 09:02

Sadly, the number of lives we lose to suicides are just climbing up the charts. Finally, in the evening, it came to the fore that Pandey had committed suicide on a railway track in Ghaziabad.

A India Today report claims that the District Magistrate first tried to kill himself by jumping off a mall in Janakpuri area.

The 2012 batch IAS officer, who allegedly committed suicide in the national capital on Thursday, had made Assam proud by securing 14th position in IAS examination.

"I am committing suicide in district centre area of Janakpuri in west Delhi...by jumping off the 10th floor of the building".

Meanwhile, Pandey's sister-in-law registered a missing complaint at the Sarojini Nagar police station, in which she stated that he had checked in to Hotel Leela Palace after arriving in Delhi on Thursday morning.

He was in Delhi because of his uncle's illness. Before leaving his duty, he had handed over the charge to Buxar deputy development commissioner (DDC), Mobin Ali Ansari, and cited that he will be leaving for Patna due to ailment of a close family member. The police are now investigating the matter and the reason of committing suicide is yet to be known. Also, the alleged suicide note had details of a hotel room. I am sorry, I love you all!

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.

Since they could no longer track him through the cell phone, police switched their focus to CCTV cameras.

Mukesh Pandey, the district magistrate of Bihar's Buxar district, was found dead late yesterday. He did not even unpack his stuff. Before ending his life, the official, who is survived by his wife and two-month-old daughter, had recorded a video in which he said that he was unhappy in his personal life and his relations with his wife had grown bitter.

Mukesh was staying in Delhi's Leela Palace hotel. They are also trying to find out why Pandey took the step to end his life.