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IES officer found dead at residence in Munirka

Batchmates say he was upset for not being able to clear competitive exams

A 25-year-old Indian Engineering Services (IES) officer was found dead at his rented accommodation in Munirka on Friday night, the police said on Saturday. The police suspect that he died by suicide.

No note left behind by the deceased has been found, they said.

A senior police officer said that the deceased IES officer hailed from Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa. “The police control room received a call regarding the incident around 10:45 p.m.... During investigation, it was revealed that he had moved to Delhi about two months ago and lived with three of his batchmates. It was his first posting here,” the officer said.

On Friday evening, two of the batchmates had gone to a mall, while the third was away in his village. When the two batchmates returned around 9 p.m., they found the door locked. They called the deceased who did not answer. “They arranged a ladder from their neighbours and climbed up from the rear side of the house. When they finally went inside, they found him hanging,” the officer said. The two then rushed him to a hospital where he was declared dead, police said.

When questioned, the batchmates told the police that their friend was upset for not being able to clear competitive examinations.

The officer further said that the family of the deceased has been informed about his death. Inquest proceedings have been initiated, he said.

Suicide prevention helpline: Sanjivini, Society for Mental Health, Telephone: 011-4076 9002, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. -7.30 p.m.

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