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Man dead in Bypass estate

A 32-year-old business manager with a pharmaceutical company was found dead at Avishikta I housing complex in Kalikapur on Sunday.

Sarsij Tiwari’s body was found sprawled, face down, on the septic tank of the Bypass apartment complex. He was wearing a formal shirt, black trousers, formal shoes and even a watch.

Police suspect Tiwari had committed suicide and that he died at least seven to nine hours before the body was spotted by a plumber, in charge of operation and upkeep of water pumps of the building, around 6.30am on Sunday. He alerted neighbours and complex officials, who called the cops.

“It looks like Tiwari jumped off the terrace of the building. No suicide note was found though. We have sent the body for post-mortem to confirm the cause of his death,” a senior officer of Garfa police station said.

“It seems the man died between 9pm and 11pm. The body was found late since residents rarely visit the backyard, where the septic tank is located,” said an investigating officer.

Police have seized Tiwari’s cellphone, found in his pocket, to check the call and text history and also his laptop.

Neighbours said Tiwari had returned home around 8pm on Saturday, parked his car and gone to his first-floor flat, where he lived alone. “I saw him entering the building yesterday. Today morning, when I saw him dead, he was wearing the same clothes. He had not even taken off his shoes,” said Ganesh Tiwari, a neighbour.

A resident of Lucknow, Sarsij Tiwari had moved into the one-bedroom flat more than three years ago. An employee of Cipla Ltd, he had bought a Maruti Zen last year after he got a promotion.