Chandigarh: A 51-year-old Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the sixth floor of a hotel building in Panchkula, on Thursday.
Ajay Kadian, Chief Conservator of Forests of Haryana, was seen near the swimming pool on the sixth floor of the hotel.
Preliminary investigation points towards a suicide and police have initiated inquest proceedings in the matter.
The exact cause behind the incident is not known, but the officer was depressed, police said.
The senior Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer jumped to death from the sixth floor of the hotel building, police said.
“It appears to be a suicide case. We are probing the matter,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mukesh Malhotra.
The incident occurred last evening when the 1987-batch IFS officer reportedly jumped from the hotel and suffered severe injuries on his head, police said, adding that he was first seen lying on the floor by guards and a manager of the hotel.
Police said they were checking the CCTV footage of the hotel to see how he reached the top floor or whether he had come for swimming.
No suicide note has been found from the spot, he said.
The deceased’s wife, Anita Kadian, is posted in the state Forensic Science Laboratory in Madhuban, Karnal.
His daughter is doing law while his son has completed engineering. Kadian, who was posted in the Forest Department, Panchkula, was putting up at Sector 6 at Panchkula with his family. PTI
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