IAS officer found dead in Lucknow

An IAS officer of 2007-batch, Tiwari was the resident of Behraich. According to police sources, he had arrived in the state capital from Mussorie after undergoing training to serve as the Commissioner of Food and Civil Supplies in Karnataka.

Tiwari was staying in the guest house for the past two days and the Police said some people called them about a body lying by the road. "The victim's identity was ascertained by the identity card recovered from his belongings", AK Shahi, Inspector of Hazratganj Police Station, said.

His body was later found 50m away. Family of the deceased officer alleged foul play and demanded a detailed investigation. Tiwari went for a walk at around 6 a.m while Singh went to play badminton at the BBD Badminton Academy in Gomti Nagar. Some media reports suggest that there were injury marks on his chin and head. Opposition too raised the incident of IAS officer's death in the Assembly Wednesday and demanded a probe.

"Anurag was an upright officer and had exposed several scams during his service and also in his present posting".

SSP Lucknow, Deepak Kumar said Anurag was staying with LDA V-C Singh as he was his batchmate.

His inconsolable parents, who live in the Kanungopura area in Bahraich, told the steady stream of visitors and relatives that they had organized a Mahamrityunjaya Jaap for their son's long life on his birthday when the news of his death reached them. He also added that some cash was found in his wallet. "He was a bookworm and would study till 2 am". Hence, viscera and blood samples have been preserved for clinical analysis and the heart for histopathological examination.

Police so far has not said anything conclusively on the possible reasons behind the death of the young bureaucrat.

"Senior officials posted in civil supplies department kept harassing Tewari".

Vanessa Coleman