A Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari was found dead in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning. A 2007 batch officer was a native of Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich and has discharged duties as the Deputy Commissioner of Bidar in Karnataka.
The 35-year-old officer's body was found in Hazratganj in Uttar Pradesh. His identity was established following credentials recovered from his belongings. Officials said that Tiwari's body was found near a guest house. Tiwari's body was found with injuries to the chin, suspected to have been caused when he collapsed near the guest house. Officials claimed that a cardiac arrest may have led to his death. Detailed autopsy reports are, however, awaited.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took to Twitter to condole the death of the young IAS officer. The Chief Minister claimed that another IAS officer from the state would be sent to Uttar Pradesh to help the family and gather details about what led to the death of Anurag.
Anurag was posted as the DC of Bidar in June 2015. The 2007 batch IAS officer was an electrical engineer from Lucknow University. He had served as Assistant Commissioner of Madhugiri, Deputy Commissioner of Kodagu and Deputy Secretary (Finance) in Bengaluru.
The IAS officer had been in the news for a tiff with Karnataka minister Umashree in 2015. The minister had pulled him up over farmer protests in Bidar. The video of the minister pulling up the IAS officer had made it to the headlines.