A senior Delhi Police official told the media that Pandey’s friends had informed them that he would commit suicide. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
Mukesh Pandey was found dead near railway tracks in Ghaziabad
“I am fed up with life and my belief in human existence has gone,” reads a note left behind by Mukesh Pandey, the district magistrate of Bihar’s Buxar, who was found dead near railway tracks in Ghaziabad on Friday.
The 30-year-old IAS officer allegedly committed suicide at the railway station.
The note recovered by the police from the spot hinted at a “detailed suicide note” kept in the room of a five-star hotel where Pandey was staying.
"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 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," said the note, according to senior superintendent of police H N Singh.
Police told the media that his initial plan was to jump off the 10th floor of the Janakpuri district centre in West Delhi. The police added that they were yet to find out why he was found in Ghaziabad instead.
A senior Delhi Police official told the media that Pandey’s friends had informed them that he would commit suicide. They also told the police that he had gone to a west Delhi mall.
When the police reached the mall there was no trace of Pandey.
The police reportedly scanned the mall’s CCTV footage and found that he had left the mall and had gone towards the nearby metro station.
Later, Delhi Police learnt that he had allegedly committed suicide.