Lucknow: In a shocking turn of events, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Rajneesh Dubey’s private secretary Vishwambhar Dayal shot himself with a revolver, on the day of Janmashtami holiday, today, in his office in the Secretariat. The police has launched the investigation in this unusual alleged suicide case.
It is to be mentioned that, Mr Rajneesh – soon to be promoted to the post of Chief Secretary – is the Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of urban development, urban employment and poverty alleviation. His office is situated on the eight floor of Bapu Bhawan of the Secretariat.
As per officials, Vishwambhar Dayal – Private secretary to Mr Rajneesh, reached office today even though it was closed on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami. Upon reaching to his office – which is in room number 824 of the eighth floor of Bapu Bhawan – at around 1.30 pm, he reportedly shot himself in the forehead. The sound of bullets echoed in the quite premises of the building and soon people rushed in to see what happened in there. The incident was immediately reported to the authorities and Mr Vishwambhar was soon admitted to the civil hospital in a blood soaked condition, where he died during the treatment.
The revolver was found lying close to the chair at the spot by the police officials. A police team visited Bapu Bhawan and closed the main gate of the government building. The media is also not being allowed to go inside.
This incident gives rise to a lot of questions and left us wondering why Mr Dayal came to the office with a revolver on a holiday and why he shot himself? All the questions could only be answered once the investigation in this case is over.