Karnataka IAS officer Anurag Tiwari found dead in Lucknow guesthouse

Bengaluru/Lucknow, May 17 (Agencies): A 2007 Karnataka cadre IAS officer was found dead under mysterious circumstances here in the Uttar Pradesh capital on Wednesday morning, police said.

The deceased, Anurag Tiwari, a native of Bahraich district, was found dead near the state-run Meerabai VIP Guest House, the police said.

The reason for Tiwari's death is yet to be ascertained, an official told IANS.

The body has been sent for post-mortem. The police is now pouring through CCTV footage of nearby areas to piece together moments before Tiwari's death.

Police refused to divulge any further details but confirmed that the "death was suspicious".

According to news agency ANI, senior officials reached the guest house located in Lucknow’s Hazratganj area after the body of the officer, Anurag Tiwari, was found.

His body was reportedly found by the road side early Wednesday morning. His identity was determined following credentials recovered from his belongings.

According to police, preliminary examination show injury to the chin while no other visible injury was noticed.

According to reports, Tiwari was an officer from the 2007 batch of the Karnataka cadre. He belonged to Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich and was staying at the guest house for the last two days.