The police are analysing a two-page ‘suicide’ note Buxar District Magistrate Mukesh Pandey left behind, to establish the sequence of events between his disappearance from a hotel in south Delhi to his death in Ghaziabad on Thursday night.
The Ghaziabad SDM held an inquest, based on which a probe will be marked either to the police in Delhi, where a missing complaint was registered, or Ghaziabad, where he was run over by a train.
A post-mortem was conducted at a Ghaziabad hospital on Friday. Later, the body was transferred to the AIIMS. It will be taken to his hometown, Guwahati, on Saturday.
While the police did not reveal details about the alleged suicide note, Senior Superintendent of Police (Ghaziabad) H.N. Singh mentioned the detailed note in another note whatsapped to his relatives.
“I am committing suicide in the 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 the hotel. I am sorry, I love you all! Please forgive me,” said the note.
On Thursday, the IAS officer had sent a message to his father-in-law and other relatives to tell them that he was staying at Leela Palace Hotel in south Delhi, and that he planned to end his life in Janakpuri. His sister-in-law had then approached the Sarojini Nagar police station.
According to the police, Mr. Pandey was reportedly denied access to the roof of the district centre, after which he took a metro train to Anand Vihar, and from there a train to Ghaziabad.