Anurag Tiwari, 35, an IAS 2007 batch officer who hailed from Uttar Pradesh was found dead on a road near Lucknow VIP guest house today morning and the police have sent the body for post mortem amid suspicion that he had suffered seizures before collapsing on the road during his morning walk.
Anurag Tiwari, hails from Bahraich district in UP and was a Karnataka cadre IAS officer who was currently posted as food and civil supplies commissioner in Bengaluru. He was reportedly visiting his native state on some personal work and was staying at the guest house in room number 19.
His friend and batchmate PN Singh, who was Lucknow Development Authority vice chairman, had booked the room and he was with him on Tuesday night. Singh went to play badminton around 6am at a Gomtinagar stadium, and Tiwari stepped out for a morning walk.
Within a distance of 300 metre from his room he collapsed on the road and was rushed to a Civil Hospital where he was declared dead upon arrival. Lucknow SSP Deepak Kumar told media that they are suspecting seizure in preliminary investigation. “But we are waiting for an autopsy report,” he said.
Barely two years ago, another IAS officer in Bengaluru allegedly committed suicide evoking suspicion and protests in the city. Though the case was transferred to CBI, no concrete report has been made available to the public so far.