Mukesh Pandey, Buxar district magistrate in Bihar, allegedly found suicide and his body was found near railway tracks, Police said.
Pandey secured the all-India 14th position in the 2012 Union Public Service Examination (UPSC), considered among the toughest competitive exams in India to select the country’s top officials.
Police said Pandey was identified from official documents found on the body. A note was also found on him with mention of a “detailed suicide note” in his bag at a hotel room.
“I am committing suicide out of my own volition…,” police said quoting Pandey’s handwritten note found on the body. His body was recovered from the railway tracks at around 9 pm by a team of Railway Police.
Investigators said they were yet to ascertain the motive for the alleged suicide but sources said marital discord could be a reason for ending his life.