Lucknow Police Wednesday morning recovered the dead body of IAS officer Anurag Tiwari, 36, under mysterious circumstances on a roadside near the government guest house in Hazratganj. Tiwari, a native of UP’s Bahraich district, was a 2007 batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer. Police have, prima facie, ruled out the possibility of any criminal activity behind the death.
Station House Officer, Hazratganj police station, Anand Kumar said except for an injury on his chin, there is no other injury on any other part of the body. The body has been sent for a postmortem and its report is still awaited.
The SHO said that this morning, police control room received a call that a man is lying on roadside near government guesthouse at Meerabai Marg. Police rushed to the spot and sent the man to a hospital where doctor declared him dead.
SHO further added that during the physical search of the body they recovered identity card of Anurag Tiwari after which senior officials were informed about the death. “Anurag Tiwari, 2007 batch IAS officer, and his batch mate Prabhu Narain Singh were staying in a room at the guest house. Prabhu Narain told police that today early morning when he left the room to play badminton, Anurag was not on his bed. Prabhu Narain locked the room and handed over the key to the reception,” said SHO.
Circle Officer, Hazratganj, Avanish Kumar Mishra said, Anurag Tiwari was staying in the guest house for the last three days. Cause of death would be ascertained after receiving a postmortem report, he added.