Cen­tral govt of­fi­cial found hang­ing in­side Mu­nirka flat

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htre­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: A 25-year-old In­dian Engi­neer­ing Ser­vices (IES) of­fi­cer was found hang­ing in­side his rented Delhi De­vel­op­ment Author­ity (DDA) flat in south Delhi’s Mu­nirka on Fri­day night, po­lice said.

Ac­cord­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tors, the IES of­fi­cer — who was posted as an as­sis­tant di­rec­tor with a Cen­tral gov­ern­ment min­istry — al­legedly was de­pressed and hanged him­self. The po­lice found the flat locked from in­side.

The po­lice said the of­fi­cer may have been stressed be­cause he wanted to get into the In­dian Ad­min­is­tra­tive Ser­vices(ias) or the In­dia Po­lice Ser­vices(ips). “We are prob­ing if he was un­der stress and killed him­self due to that,” said a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer, who asked not to be named.

No sui­cide note was re­cov­ered from his pos­ses­sion or from the flat where the man was found hang­ing from a ceil­ing fan’s iron hook. The of­fi­cer hailed from Rewa in Mad­hya Pradesh. He was liv­ing in the rented first floor DDA flat with his three batch- mates.

Deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (south­west) Deven­der Arya said the in­ci­dent came to their notice around 11pm when the po­lice con­trol room re­ceived a call. A team from the Vas­ant Vi­har po­lice sta­tion rushed to the flat and found that the of­fi­cer had hanged him­self. The man was brought down and rushed to a pri­vate hospi­tal where the doc­tors de­clared him brought dead.

Po­lice said that the of­fi­cer’s three friends told them that they were liv­ing in the flat for the last four months. On Fri­day evening, the friends had left for a shop­ping mall while the of­fi­cer de­cided to stay back. Around 9pm, the trio re­turned and found the flat locked from in­side.

When re­peated knocks on the door and phone calls to the of­fi­cer went unan­swered, the friends ar­ranged a lad­der from a neigh­bours and climbed up to the back­side bal­cony of the flat. There they found the of­fi­cer hang­ing, the po­lice said. “His batch­mates told us that he was de­pressed as he was not able to get into the IAS or IPS. We have in­formed his fam­ily,” the of­fi­cer added.

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