UP govt officer commits suicide



Lucknow: A senior Uttar Pradesh government officer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at his official residence, police said.

Vinod Kumar Rai, who was posted as Additional District Magistrate (West) in the state capital, consumed poison at his Butler Palace colony residence in Hazratganj late last night, they said.

Rai was rushed to a hospital where he died this morning, police said.

Though the motive behind the extreme step was not clear, family tension is suspected to be the cause behind the suicide.

PTI