‘No faith in humanity,’ wrote Buxar DM Mukesh Pandey in his suicide note

Pandey left a suicide note in which he wrote about being “disappointed with life and having no faith in humanity”.

By: Express News Service | Patna/new Delhi | Updated: August 12, 2017 12:50 pm
Ranked 14th in the 2012 UPSC exam, Pandey was considered an “upright officer”. His tenure in Katihar was non-controversial.

Newly appointed Buxar District Magistrate Mukesh Kumar Pandey, who reportedly committed suicide at Ghaziabad railway station late Thursday, could have taken the step because of personal problems, his colleagues have indicated.
Pandey (30) had taken charge of Buxar on August 3 in his first posting as DM. The Bihar-cadre IAS officer was transferred from Katihar, where he was posted as deputy development commissioner. He was earlier posted as SDM Balia (Begusarai) and trainee IAS officer at Gaya.

Ranked 14th in the 2012 UPSC exam, Pandey was considered an “upright officer”. His tenure in Katihar was non-controversial. A Bihar Public Service Commission officer who worked with Pandey in Katihar told The Indian Express: “He was professionally very methodological. He played a key role in streamlining Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) data and pushing construction of IAY homes. Something on the personal front could have made him take the extreme step.”

Pandey left a suicide note in which he wrote about being “disappointed with life and having no faith in humanity”. Originally from Chhapra, Pandey was married and had a three-month-old daughter. His parents live in Guwahati. On Friday, Pandey’s friends and family reached the mortuary in Ghaziabad where his post-mortem was being conducted. While his family declined to speak, his friends said he had sent messages to some of them as well as his brother, an IFS officer posted in Moscow, on Thursday.

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    Aug 12, 2017 at 3:02 pm
    Most shocking and sad. This incident should initiate a thinking / debate around the country as to why decent and incorruptible people are historically getting killed, killing themselves, being declared mad, taking sanyas, forced retirement or going abroad in Modern India. We need these people working for India. There needs to be a frank , open and honest debate. This young IAS officer who seems to be a rather intelligent and assured man as per his tape was forced to harm and kill himself as he has no option left only because he did not want to harm his loved ones a bit. It seems he did not have any better option. Though suicide is regarded as a cowardice act but each incident is different. Also if he was depressed - as it seems why was he not able to seek help? Was it because of stigma related to it ? The Hon Judiciary should also think of stop importing laws family laws from the West as they do not apply to us people. Hari Om
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