LUCKNOW: Anurag Tiwari, an IAS officer from Karnataka has reportedly been found dead in Lucknow. The young IAS officer in his mid-thirties was found dead outside Meera Bai VIP guest house in the heart of Lucknow, the capital city of India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.
Police have not termed the death as unnatural, but some blood samples were collected from the spot that make the death look a bit suspicious. Authorities were awaiting the postmortem report to speak clearly on the issue.
Reports suggest that Anurag Tiwari, a native of Bahraich district of the state was posted as food and civil supplies commissioner in Bengaluru at present.
The death under mysterious circumstances has actually shocked the state capital. Authorities claim that Tiwari had come to the city for some personal work. Authorities claim that LDA vice chairman and Tiwari’s batchmate PN Singh had booked the room in his name and was with him last night. Both the officers were selected for the services in 2007.
It is said that the 35-year old civil servant had gone for jogging in the morning. But it is said that Tiwari had covered only 300 meters that he collapsed on the ground at a Gomtinagar stadium.
Reports suggest that some blood was also found on the spot where he had collapsed. Police was informed and DIG range JN Singh and SSP Deepak Kumar arrived at the spot. Tiwari was taken to Civil Hospital but was declared dead upon arrival.
Police officials claim that Tiwari might have died of seizure after he suffered from a fit. “But we are waiting for autopsy to take place,” he said.
But there was injury mark on his body as well. Lucknow police chief Deepak Kumar said that a passer-by informed the police around six in the morning that a body lay on the side of the road. He was identified by an identity card, which was found in his purse. ”There was an injury mark on the chin…apart from that there was no other injury mark,” Kumar said. He said that prima facie it seems that Tiwari may have died of ”traumatic injuries”, including heart attack or from falling or may have been knocked down by a speeding vehicle. ”The real cause of death will be ascertained only after the postmortem examination,” Kumar added. The official said that a senior UP IAS officer Prabhu Narain Singh, who was currently vice-chairman of Lucknow Development Authority, was also staying with Tiwari.
The officer apparently died on his birthday. A 2007 batch IAS officer, Tiwari had completed B. Tech in electrical engineering from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow.