District Magistrate of Bihar’s Buxar, Mukesh Pandey committed suicide at a railway station in Uttar Pradesh‘s Ghaziabad area on Friday. Reports said that Mukesh Pandey had left Buxar two days ago, informing the officials that he would be visiting Patna. The Bihar state secretariat was unaware of his presence in Ghaziabad. Pandey, a 2012-batch IAS officer, hailed from Bihar’s Chhapra.
Mukesh Pandey had left behind a suicide note which read, “I am committing suicide in district centre area of Janakpuri, West Delhi near Hotel Piccadilly by jumping off the 10th floor of the building. I am fed up with my life. I don’t believe in human existence anymore. I am sorry. I love you all! pleas forgive me!”
In his message, Pandey also added that he had left his suicide note in a Nike bag, in Room No. 742 of Hotel Leela Palace. Mukesh had sent a WhatsApp message to a relative saying that he is going to jump off from the 10th floor of a building in Delhi’s Janakpuri.
His relative immediately informs the Delhi Police. By the time the police team reached the location, Mukesh Pandey had left. “At 6:30 PM, we got to know through his friends that IAS officer Mukesh Pandey may commit suicide. We immediately reached the district centre but found nothing”, said a police officer. The Buxar District Magistrate’s body was recovered from the railway tracks, in Ghaziabad.
Prior to Buxar, Pandey had worked in Begusarai’s Ballia sub-division as an SDM (sub-divisional magistrate) and in Katihar as a DDC. Having secured the 14th All-India rank in IAS in 2012, Pandey was a stern officer with an impeccable track record.