An IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, Anurag Tiwari, was founded dead on a road side near Meerabai Guest House in Lucknow’s Hazratganj area on Wednesday morning.
A native of Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh, the officer had joined civil services in 2007.
Police have taken his body to a hospital for examination.
According to local correspondents, Tiwari was going through divorce and was under depression. Police are not suspecting any foul play as yet.
The 36-year-old officer was posted in the food and civil supplies ministry of Karnataka government.
According to police, his death may have occurred either as a result of a heart attack or sudden fall causing head injuries.
His friends have arrived at the Lucknow’s civil hospital, where the post-mortem will be conducted.
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